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DiploNews – Issue 53 – 23 April 2003

DiploNews – Issue 53 – April 23, 2003

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DiploAward 2002 Winner – Latvia

DiploFoundation would like to congratulate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, winner of the DiploAward 2002! Runners up are the German Federal Foreign Office and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The selection process was based on Diplo's multidisciplinary Web-Management Methodology, which promotes the collaboration of information providers, technicians and designers to create websites that are well-rounded in structure, information and presentation. Click here to read more about the winner of the 2002 DiploAward and the selection process.

DiploAward 2003

DiploFoundation has opened the third annual competition for the best website in the diplomatic community, with the aim of promoting web-culture and awareness among diplomats and diplomatic services. We invite you to nominate your favourite websites in the following categories:

  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs

  • Diplomatic or Consular Missions

  • International Organisations

Evaluation will take into account the use of technology, multimedia and graphics, and the provision of adequate and timely information.
Nominated sites will be analysed by website users and a panel of experts to find those which best fulfill their objectives in disseminating relevant and up-to-date information to both the diplomatic community and the general public, efficiently and elegantly. Click here to read more about DiploAward 2003 and to nominate a website.

Searching for Diplo Alumni

We are currently updating our mailing lists of former participants in our training workshops and postgraduate diploma courses. If you or someone you know participated in one of our workshops or courses, starting in 1994, please e-mail Hannah Slavik to confirm your current e-mail address, and if you choose, to inform us of your current professional position and mailing address. Please also forward this message to anyone you know who participated in our workshops or courses.

We are planning to create a network of Diplo alumni and to introduce some exciting alumni activities, including the possibility for alumni to work with Diplo as lecturing assistants in our new educational programs. We look forward to your participation in our activities!

Diplo Book Award

DiploFoundation currently hosts a number of discussion forums related to diplomacy and international relations. We would like to invite and encourage you to take part in our discussions by offering a book award to the person who makes the most substantial contributions to any of our discussion forums in the month of May. We will send the winner his or her choice of any one of our publications, free of charge.

The following forums are open for your contribution:

To participate in a forum you need to apply for a username and password (you can use the same one for each forum). Please follow the instructions on the forum websites or e-mail Hannah Slavik for assistance.

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