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DiploNews – Issue 195 – 19 December 2011

Diplo’s new website

Have you visited www.diplomacy.edu recently? We have launched our new website, promoting our mission to provide more inclusive and effective diplomatic training, and stronger capacity development support. We hope that the new website will make it easier for you to find what you need, and learn about what Diplo can offer you. We also invite you to get involved in one of our interactive communities and join discussion about some of our main areas of work like Internet governance, climate change and e-diplomacy.

Read our Director’s welcome blog here, and tell us what you think, either by posting a comment, or by e-mailing us at feedback@diplomacy.edu.

Webinar on 'The 10 main Internet governance developments in 2011'

Join us for a special end-of-year webinar tomorrow (Tuesday) at 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT), as we look back at the events and developments that have had a significant impact on Internet governance in 2011. A provisional list of the top 10 developments is available here. Do you agree with our provisional list? Are we missing any developments? The webinar will be hosted by Dr Jovan Kurbalija. For more details, visit https://www.diplomacy.edu/event/webinar-ten-main-internet-governance-developments-2011

Call for applications: Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2012

Who owns the cloud? Is my data secure there? Who manages Internet domains and addresses, and how? What is network neutrality? How can states provide for Internet security without breaching our basic human rights – or can they? Can we have an Internet that is both safe and open?

Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2012 will give you a solid base from which to discuss these and other questions, and to work towards policy solutions for users, organisations, and governments. This online programme is designed to improve Internet policy and governance-related knowledge and skills for participants from both developed and developing countries, and to enhance their participation in the global decision-shaping debates on Internet governance. The call for applications for the 2012 Introduction to Internet Governance course is now open. Please visit the call for applications for more information and to apply (deadline: 1 February 2012).

Online study in the new year

Start 2012 with one of our popular interactive online courses:

Courses start the week of 20 February 2012. Apply by 19 December 2011 for University of Malta accredited courses or by 16 January 2012 for Diplo Certificate Courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses website. 
Register now to reserve your place.

Humanitarian aid, intervention in Libya, responsibility to protect, United Nations Security Council reform, drafting and analysis of UN documents … these are but a sample in the rich field of topical issues and practical applications through which Dr Petru Dumitriu and his knowledgeable team expertly guided Multilateral Diplomacy II.  I now evaluate world events with keener insight and have a wider appreciation of the gargantuan challenges in tackling global concerns.

Anna Durante, Crown Counsel, Government of the Virgin Islands
Participant in Multilateral Diplomacy II: Current Issues in the UN, February 2011


Translate Climate – Diplo’s the COP17 outcome

The climate change negotiations in Durban, (COP17) ended with very mixed results: some pointed a failure of the process while others praised the small achievements that were made. During COP17, Diplo ran a climate change awareness campaign, Translate Climate, that focused on translating and illustrating climate change. We asked for volunteers to help us translate our Climate Building Illustration. More than 60 people joined the effort, helping us to complete more than ten new translations. Now we are pleased to the results and share our illustration in various translations. From the ten new translations, we have created illustrations for Arabic, Hebrew and Romanian so far. Currently, we are reviewing these new translations. Please feel free to comment on them and send us suggestions at climate@diplomacy.edu. We are grateful to our volunteer-translators and hope to develop illustrations in many other languages. You can join us here.

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