DiploNews – Issue 177 – 15 March 2011
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This course [Diplomacy of Small States] helped me to understand more
clearly the vulnerabilities of small states and how, despite their
smallness, these states can maximize the opportunities afforded by the
multilateral system to enhance their causes.
Nancy Nicholas, Consul, Embassy of St. Lucia in Cuba
Internet Governance Capacity Building Program Starts with 160 Participants
Last week marked a successful start for the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, with over 160 participants from 72 countries. More than 120 are from African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries. Ten groups are already deep in discussion over current Internet governance issues, including the recent events in the Arab region, IPv4 to IPv6 transition, raising awareness in developing countries, and other topical issues. The twelve week foundation phase will take participants through five Internet governance topics (infrastructure, legal, economic, socio-cultural and development aspects), and will explore the negotiation process in Internet governance. For more information, visit Diplo’s Internet Governance and Policy webpage. To learn more about Diplo’s programme for African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries, visit Diplo’s ICT Policy & Internet Governance for Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) webpage.
Workshop Participants Attend Parliamentary Diplomacy Seminar
Commonwealth participants of the Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop, currently taking place in Malta, attended a one-day seminar on Parliamentary Diplomacy at the House of Representatives on 8 March. Joined by students of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, they followed talks by Maltese parliamentarians about parliamentary diplomacy in various multilateral settings. The workshop, organised by Diplo in co-operation with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, runs until Wednesday, 16 March. Visit the Malta Workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States site for more information.