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DiploNews – Issue 66 – 30 November 2004

DiploNews – Issue 66 – November 30, 2004

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Working Group on Internet Governance Established

On November 12, 2004, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan established the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), with the mandate to explore the future of Internet Governance. The WGIG includes 40 leading experts in this field. Diplo’s activities in the field of Internet Governance were recognised through the appointment of Jovan Kurbalija as a member of the WGIG, representing DiploFoundation and the Global Knowledge Partnership. Diplo plans to introduce numerous activities in the near future which should complement the activities of the WGIG, including training in the field of Internet Governance, research and publications.

For more information about the WGIG please visit https://www.wgig.org/.

Call for Applications: Bilateral Diplomacy

Diplo is now accepting applications for this postgraduate level online course which will start on March 2, 2005. This course will acquaint participants with bilateral diplomacy; one of the essential building blocks of international relations. Teaching of basic theory is combined with concrete experience resulting from the actual practice of diplomacy. The course should give participants a complete overview of the content and methods of bilateral diplomacy, with practical examples that equip them to analyse international affairs. The course is conducted entirely online, over a period of two months.

The deadline for applications is January 14, 2005. For more information or to apply, visit the course website or e-mail admissions@diplomacy.edu.

International Conference on Multistakeholder Diplomacy

DiploFoundation, the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Global Knowledge Partnership and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation are co-organising an international conference on Multistakeholder Diplomacy, to be held in Malta from 11 – 13 February, 2005. This event will examine the multistakeholder approach to diplomacy, with particular focus on the role and impact of various stakeholders in the WSIS process. The conference will aim at contributing to the World Summit on the Information Society and Internet Governance processes by providing policy and practical recommendations for Tunis 2005. The conference will be of particular interest to:

  • diplomats and officials from international organisations

  • academics and students in the fields of diplomacy, international relations, political science, management and related topics

  • business people, journalists, religious authorities, and NGO employees who work with diplomats

Registrations are now open for the conference. For more information please visit the conference website.

Application Deadline Approaching: Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy

DiploFoundation is now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy, a programme designed for diplomats, civil servants and others involved in international relations who would like to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of diplomacy and information and communications technologies (ICT). The programme consists of an introductory workshop in Malta and ten months of online learning, and is accredited by the University of Malta.

The application deadline is December 13, 2004. For further information, please visit the course website or contact admissions@diplomacy.edu.

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