Humankind is indisputably entering a new digital era. The impact of rapid technological and scientific advances on our professional and everyday lives is so great that World Economic Forum’s Professor Klaus Schwab termed this process the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are the witnesses of the transcendence through new frontiers.
These new frontiers go beyond traditional understanding of every aspect of human activity. Unlike in the past, diplomacy and international affairs can no longer afford to slowly adapt to those changes as their pace demands almost business-like agility to stay abreast of the newest developments.
Diplomacy 4.0 is UNITAR’s answer to these new challenges. The concept explores the nexus between diplomacy and areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, scientific advancements and other significant frontier issues, paving the way for the next generation of international affairs professionals.
UNITAR has developed an innovative series of courses and events focused on the role of technological innovation in the field of multilateral diplomacy. For Geneva Peace Week 2019, UNITAR teams up with cybersecurity experts from its partner Kudelski Security in order to deliver a speed training workshop on Diplomacy 4.0.
The overarching purpose of this event is to prepare participants for the upcoming challenges and opportunities in issues like cybersecurity and their impact on diplomacy. It aspires to sensitize participants to concepts covered by Diplomacy 4.0 and inspire them to start a learning process on their own.
In our rapidly changing world, diplomats and other international actors can no longer afford to stay behind. As UNITAR's contribution to the Geneva Peace Week 2019, the training workshop on Diplomacy 4.0 will provide participants with first-hand knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the cross-section of diplomacy and cybersecurity.
The event will discuss the role of diplomacy in peace and conflict issues, as well as the potential challenges coming from cyberspace and related to privacy and security. Broadly touching upon all three clusters of the Geneva Peace Week, the most suitable thematic one for this workshop is Multilateralism in Transition.
UNITAR trainings are designed to be highly interactive and participatory. The events are designed by utilizing simulation exercises, case studies, and other pedagogical tools that will enable participants to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the topic at hand.
The Diplomacy 4.0 workshop for Geneva Peace Week will run in the format of several speed training sessions. These workshops last around 20 minutes each and happen in the room simultaneously, with participants rotating from one to the other. The workshop will conclude by a joint debriefing, allowing participants to share comments, thoughts and lessons learned.
The Diplomacy 4.0 Speed Training Workshop aims at introducing the concept to the wider public and raising awareness of the present and upcoming related challenges and opportunities facing diplomats and other international affairs professionals.
The event is mostly geared towards the participants from Geneva Peace Week 2019. These include diplomats, other government officials and participants from the broader diplomatic community, including from the private sector, civil society and academia.
The UNITAR Diplomacy 4.0 Speed Training Workshop for Geneva Peace Week 2019 will take place on:
Date: 5 November 2019
Time: 9am - 10.15am
Venue: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Petal 4, 5th Floor, Room 2, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D, 1211 Genève
Partner: Kudelski Security
Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key facilitator of Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.