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AI & Metaverse Diplomacy

The Institute works with multiple stakeholders to advocate for a more inclusive governance of emerging technologies like AI  in accordance with existing international legal norms, including human rights and humanitarian law and calls for increased efforts to ensure underrepresented voices are part of the intergovernmental consultations.

Metaverse Diplomacy

Metaverse Diplomacy refers to the practice of establishing and maintaining diplomatic relations, negotiations, and agreements within digital environments known as the metaverse.

According to Mr Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO, the metaverse will be mainstream 5–10 years from now. Establishing embassies in the metaverse is an innovative move for governments.
The Institute takes to the Metaverse!

As digital experiences become more prevalent, the concept of conducting diplomacy within these spaces has gained attention at the Institute.

The Institute assists underrepresented groups in developing skills that enable them to more effectively participate in diplomatic processes and advocate for their interests in virtual spaces.


AI Diplomacy

" Artificial intelligence will not replace negotiators. It will replace those who don't use it " Keld Jensen

The urgent need for AI diplomacy stems from the rapidly evolving AI technologies and their profound impact on society. 
At the Institute, AI diplomacy involves a multi-faceted strategy focusing on:

  • representation from underrepresented groups,

  • transparency,

  • ethical standards,

  • international collaboration,

  • informed policy-making, and 

  • capacity building.

AI diplomacy facilitates the sharing of AI research, methodologies, and data across nations and markets, promoting universal access. it encourages diverse, international collaboration, drawing on a wide range of perspectives and facilitating representation from underrepresented groups.

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How are Information and Communication Technologies Affecting Public Diplomacy?

At its session on organizational matters, on 24 February 2022, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -UNODC Ad Hoc Committee, recalling paragraph 9 of General Assembly resolution 75/282 of 26 May 2021, decided to approve the participation of the Institut de diplomatie publique in the sessions of the UN Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention for Countering the Use of Information and Communication Technologies-ICT- for Criminal Purposes.

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