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By Asoke Mukerji on 30 Sep, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Two major processes dominated my assignment as India’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York between April 2013 and December 2015. One was a growing momentum for reform of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the face of the increasing breakdown of international peace and security across the five continents, especially following the catastrophic UNSC resolution on Libya in 2011. The other was the negotiation and adoption of the ambitious Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development by the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

By Grace Mutungu on 21 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal information? 

By Alan Franklin on 09 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

On 20 December 2018 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 73/257 entitled ‘Judgment of the International Court of Justice of 31 March 2004 concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals: Need for immediate compliance’  at the request of Mexico. The Avena case (Mexico vs. US) regarded the failure of the United States to notify Mexican consular officers in the US of the arrest of 54 Mexican nationals on murder charges, thereby failing to comply with Art. 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR).

By Stefania Grottola on 10 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

The event organised by DiploFoundation and the Think Tank Hub, and hosted by the Geneva Internet Platform, focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to diplomatic practices. Advances in AI have become an important part of the everyday life of modern society, and this includes diplomacy. AI has impacted diplomacy in two ways: First, by changing the environment in which diplomacy is practised; and second, by offering new tools to diplomats to help them in their activities.

By Ditte Darkó on 29 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

The world is full of diplomacies and diplomats – and in Denmark, the classic diplomat in the foreign office often has an educational background in politics and economics. But understanding emotions and human behaviour is an important skill to have if you want to be a modern diplomat in 2018.

Public diplomacy.

Panda diplomacy. Economic diplomacy. Tech diplomacy. Koala diplomacy. Public diplomacy. Intellectual diplomacy.

By Rawl Prescott on 22 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

In this blog post, I share my perspective as a diplomat and as a professional involved in community meetings rather than as a regional producer of statistics.

By Editor on 12 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog


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