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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...
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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...
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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...

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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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