lighting, Diplomacy

Launch: Diplomacy in the age of COVID-19 (Study)

22 October 2020


Event description

Launching on Thursday, 22nd October | Online

DiploFoundation has been conducting research on the challenges to multilateral diplomacy and the UN system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, we are investigating the changes and challenges to the conduct of (multilateral) diplomacy. 

Part of the study assesses the diplomatic practice and tools used as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, including new forms of conducting diplomacy, multistakeholderism, the inclusion of non-state actors, the impact of technology, and the adaptations of practices and procedures. The study will be presented at an event on 22 October.

14 new projects in September and October 

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) will be launching 14 new projects in September and October 2020.


14 Sept. The new Digital Watch observatory    
17 Sept. ConfTech’s Library on the Future of Meetings
21 Sept. The humAInism Speech Generator
24 Sept. Help Desk for inclusive governance    
28 Sept. The Digital Watch weekly digest    


 5 Oct. Start of Contemporary diplomacy courses
 5 Oct. Start of Cybersecurity 10-week course
 8 Oct. Tech Meets informal get-togethers (in Geneva)
12 Oct. Diplo’s new Data Engine 
15 Oct. Start of the Online Meetings and Conferences online course
19 Oct. The Digital Watch AI-powered media barometer
22 Oct. Study: Diplomacy in the age of COVID-19
26 Oct. The new Geneva Digital Atlas
29 Oct. The ConfTech Immersion Lab (in Geneva)