Development diplomacy

Development diplomacy is the highest priority of international relations. This is mostly performed through multilateral activities on a global and regional level. Both within the activities of international organizations (UN and its specialized organizations) and through other forms of (international) cooperation.

The most important issues are defined by The Sustainable Development Goals.  UN resolution called Agenda 2030 is the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, reduce inequality, and with a core principle ”leave no one behind”. Sustainable development can best be achieved if actors work together and contribute their experience, expertise and resources to realizing the common goals.


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15 reasons to govern AI with 17 SDGs

Jovan Kurbalija

Update on the... In our November WebDebate, we looked at blockchain technology. The WebDebate included an introduction to, and overview of, blockchain technology, and a brief exploration of some emerging and popu...

Data-driven discussions at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Barbara Rosen Jacobson

‘If we are not counted, we do not count, and we remain invisible’ - Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities   Data plays an increasingly central role in discussions around the ...



Leaving No One Behind in the Data Revolution (Briefing Paper #5)

The text offers policy recommendations and insights on cybersecurity, focusing on building resilience, fostering cooperation, and addressing challenges in the digital domain.... Read more...

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Information and communications technologies for development

The text discusses the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in development.... Read more...

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Why modernise official development assistance?

Most ODA continues to be provided in the form of grants. Nonetheless, concessional loans – in other words, loans provided on favourable terms to developing countries – are also important, and will continue to play a key role in mobilising resources to support the ... Read more...

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Uncertain Times

Not long ago, Latin America was a success story of economic growth. While advanced economies suffered a severe recession during the 2008–09 financial crisis in the United States and western Europe, followed by a weak recovery, emerging market economies were seen ... Read more...

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Pricing the right to education: The cost of reaching new targets by 2030

This paper shows there is an annual nancing gap of US$39 billion over 2015-2030 for reaching universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education of good quality in low and lower middle income countries. ... Read more...

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Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive plan that outlines 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. It addresses challenges such as climate change, inequality, and peace and... Read more...

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Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

The text discusses the importance of effective partnerships and coalitions for action in development cooperation as outlined in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.... Read more...

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Multilateral Aid 2015: Better Partnerships for a Post-2015 World

The message emphasizes the importance of improving partnerships in multilateral aid for a post-2015 world.... Read more...

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