Ms Katarina Andjelković is a researcher at DiploFoundation currently based in Belgrade. Katarina joined Diplo’s Data Team in October 2018 where she conducts research on structured and unstructured data, artificial intelligence, and other digital-poli...

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Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act at all times in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles. The rapid expansion of the number of humanitarian acto...
 16 Sep 2019

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Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side? Our collective data consciousness increased after Cambridge Analytica, so the probable purpose of this meme was quickly...
 30 Jan 2019

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Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal information? For generations, peopl...
 21 Jan 2019

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On 20 December 2018 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 73/257 entitled ‘Judgment of the International Court of Justice of 31 March 2004 concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals: Need for immediate compliance’ at the request of Mexico...
 9 Jan 2019

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Ms Nataša Perućica is a researcher at DiploFoundation and is currently based in Belgrade. Nataša joined Diplo’s Data Team in June 2018. In her role, she conducts research on structured and unstructured data, artificial intelligence as well as other d...

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An interactive online capacity development programme Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy areas of our time. Topics like privacy protection, human rights online, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of gl...

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Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act at all times in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles. The rapid expansion of the number of humanitarian ac...
 10 Sep 2018

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Mr Valeriu Nicolae is a human rights activist and communications trainer with extensive experience in Europe and worldwide. From 2015, he worked for the Romanian government as State Counsellor at the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, and as State Secreta...

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A year after the first report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, national and international governmental surveillance activities remained in focus in the second report. The report of UN Special Rapporteur Joseph Cann...
 25 Apr 2017

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Small and developing states with limited geographical, human, and financial resources face the challenge of doing more with less: they need to employ all available methods to increase their representation, including networks, alliances, and informati...

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Small and developing states with limited geographical, human, and financial resources face the challenge of doing more with less: they need to employ all available methods to increase their representation, including networks, alliances, and informati...

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G20 leaders had their annual summit on 4-5 September, in Hangzhou, China. The communique released at the end of the summit, as well as other documents agreed or endorsed during the meeting (such as the G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth), show that g...
 7 Sep 2016

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Terrorists are using the Internet for a wide-range of purposes. On the operational side, terrorist organisations use ICTs for internal communication and fundraising, while on the public relations side, the Internet has proven to be an effective vehic...
 4 Jul 2016

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Diplomacy in the 21st century is more proactive, multidirectional, and innovative than ever before. Our world is increasingly interconnected, as demonstrated by the domestic impact of external issues. New subjects crowd the international agenda. At ...

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Capacity development has been emerging as a central approach within development for more than two decades. This approach has gradually shifted the focus of development practice from simple financial aid and technical cooperation towards a complex new...

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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

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Effective bilateral diplomacy is essential to advancing a country’s external interests. Bilateral diplomacy is a key building block of international relations, i.e. the way a pair of countries deals with each other. This course offers a practition...
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Diplomatic privileges and immunities usually receive attention only when exceptions or abuses are reported in the news. Starting with the evolution of diplomatic privileges and immunities and ending with the question of whether the Vienna Convention...

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Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles. The rapid expansion of the number of humanitarian ...
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In recent years, consular and diaspora diplomacy have both emerged as important areas in diplomatic studies; governments are becoming more citizen-centric. Consular diplomacy has gained prominence in many foreign ministries, a dramatic turnaround...

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Half a century after its inception, development cooperation is today integral to finding solutions for global, regional and national problems. As such, it influences diplomatic agendas in many areas including security, the environment, trade, health,...

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Learn to effectively advance education as a bridge that promotes peace, prosperity, and sustainability. Governments are primarily responsible for fulfilling the right to education for children worldwide. However, global education goals such as...

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The 5th Annual Conference of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 4-5 May. Mongolia was a very good host for some 250 participants – representatives of most of the 26 FOC member countries, Internet intermed...
 5 May 2015

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Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barometer showed. A useful tool to tr...
 2 Mar 2015

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One of the key moments of the NSA-affair from a German perspective was the revelation that the phone of German chancellor Angela Merkel had been tapped. She reacted by stating that "spying among friends, that cannot be" and bemoaned a loss ...
 13 Jun 2014

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The world is looking at the United Nations through distorting lenses. People are used to seeing just a part of it at first sight. In most cases they will stop at the first glance and will not explore deeper. In terms of areas of responsibility, ther...
 23 Jan 2013

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When it comes to poor taste, 20-year-old Matthew Woods has plenty. This is the chap who posted offensive comments about missing five-year-old Welsh girl,April Jones, on his Facebook page. He pleaded guilty under s.127 of the UK Communications A...
 18 Oct 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. So far this year, the IG proces...
 26 Jun 2012

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In a Foreign Policy article earlier this month, Rebecca MacKinnon has strong words decrying US foreign policy attempts to promote 'Internet Freedom': More than two years after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her first speech declaring...
 28 Apr 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. The Internet is a powerful tool...
 28 Feb 2012

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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.

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

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In response to Vint Cerf's op-ed on 'Internet Access Is Not a Human Right'in the New York Times, Aldo Matteucci asks: 'Does the technology tail wag the human rights dog?'In his blog post, Aldo discusses some misconcept...
 6 Jan 2012

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It’s good to see Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue comment in person on his Report on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; even more so to hear him address the concerns of sovereign states. Whether its ...
 28 Sep 2011

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Dozens of online journals this week trumpeted the news of a fresh report (Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression) by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The ‘scoo...
 10 Jun 2011

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'Freedom of expression' by Michael Foley Photography. Some rights reserved. In my previous blog post, ‘E-winds of Change’, I described the recent – and unsuccessful – attempts to silence dissent. Yet, just as ...
 27 Mar 2011

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