Image by Freepik The event is part of theGeneva Digital Talks series, and it takes placesin the context of the Geneva Peace Week. Join us on 9 November 2017, from 09.30 - 11.00 CET, at the Geneva Internet Platform, WMO bui...
  9 Nov 2017

Why do we need diplomats? Diplomats are members of a profession developed over many centuries. But why do we still need them in a world transformed by electronic communications? This course examines the nature of diplomacy; when it is appropriate;...

Effective bilateral diplomacy is essential to advancing a country’s external interests. Bilateral diplomacy is a key building block of international relations, covering relationships between the home country and individual foreign states, one at a...
Start date:   26 Jul 2021
Explore the origins of multilateral diplomacy and its evolution within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. This course introduces participants to the diplomatic interaction among more than two actors, with particular emphasis on the multil...
Start date:   26 Jul 2021
Stalin would not have listened to his advisers had they told him, between two consecutive death sentences, to be careful what he wished for! This may explain why Stalin was not very popular among his collaborators, including those who, by some miracl...
 29 May 2013

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Knowledge management in the United Nations human rights program is a relatively recent phenomenon. It may be said to be symptomatic of the evolution of human rights activities over the years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Ri...


In this chapter, John Pace decribes the three-phase evolution of knowledge management in the human rights program of the United Nations. The realisation that knowledge management is a necessity came during the third phase. The author also describes the complex system of monitoring bodies and ad hoc mechanisms, and the developments that took place following four decisions taken in the mid-eighties.

Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
 John Pace, 2002

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