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By Marissa Wilkinson on 28 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

By the year 2030, the United Nations hopes to realise their 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are concrete objectives that are simple to understand albeit challenging to achieve. The eighth SDG is about promoting “Decent Work and Economic Growth”.

By on 17 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Some takeaways from the Internet & Jurisdiction Conference, held in Paris, France, from 14 to 16 November 2016

By Tsendnyam Enkhchimeg on 11 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Exactly a year ago on November 11th, the Singles’ Day- an entertaining festival widespread among young Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single -Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant made $14.3 billion, largely through its online shopping platforms such as and This was more than double the total e-commerce sales of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday combined in the U.S.

By Luca Belli on 14 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Co-authored with Marília Maciel

Over the past decade, the impressive growth in Internet traffic has meant the increasing mobility of data, services, and wealth, connecting more than 3 billion potential customers and producers, while triggering the need for legally interoperable frameworks that facilitate trade.

By on 20 Sep, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

E-commerce has been part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agenda since 1998, following the Ministerial Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce. In the same year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched its Action Plan for Electronic Commerce, a key framework guiding the activities of member states on this matter.

By on 24 Sep, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

An unwritten alliance. This is how the historian Bradford Burns labeled the bilateral relations between Brazil and the United States in the beginning of the XXth century. Since then, there were few moments of tension; potential crises have been successfully dealt with. In 2010, a much-welcomed US-Brazil Global Partnership dialogue was established as a framework for talks on high-level themes. Against this background of efforts to strengthen ties, president Dilma Rousseff’s decision to postpone her visit to the United States is worthy of attention.

By on 12 Jul, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Diplo Blog

Wikipedia is the most popular encyclopedia of our time. It influences public understanding of events and it is a relevant platform for public diplomacy. This blog post addresses the way Wikipedia coverage has reflected unfolding political developments in Egypt.

By on 10 May, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

New social media channels and user generated content cause a significant change on the way that political events are covered. This is not only true for situations in which the presence of journalists is restricted, like the 2009 Iranian elections. Content from Youtube and Twitter have also affected the coverage of stories in places where there is a strong and free media. (click to read more)

By on 22 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

An experience recently reported by the NY Times shows what an interactive public diplomacy strategy should be about. Cultural diplomacy has been used as part of US strategy for public diplomacy in a project sponsored by the State Department called DanceMotion USA.


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