lighting, Diplomacy

Promoting Integral Human Development and Peace in the Digital Age

09 December 2021

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Event description

The hybrid conference is organised by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, with the support of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and in collaboration with Diplo, the Torino World Affairs Institute, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (Catholic University of America), and Pax Christi International.

It aims to bring to light emerging moral and ethical questions related to the impact of new technologies on the post-pandemic world, and new approaches to integral human development and peace.

Experts will offer a general scientific and ethical analysis along with case studies showcasing how new technologies can be placed in the service of integral human development, especially in the fields of food security, integral healthcare (including fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines), dignified labor, peace and security, and the promotion of a communal economy.

Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)) will speak on ‘New Technologies and Diplomacy: How New Technologies Impact International Politics and Development, and the Issues Inherent in Developing Global Norms’.

In his address, Dr Kurbalija will present his paper When Technology Meets Humanity: Fostering Peace, Equality, and Prosperity in the Digital Era.

The conference will take place on Thursday, 9th December, 13:00–17:00 UTC (14:00–18:00 CET).

More information is available on the official event page.