The Future of Diplomacy

1 Apr

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New Tools for a New Global Order The international environment is changing rapidly as new technologies shape and enhance the engagement of both state and non-state actors. At the same time, the relative decline of US hegemony has driven instability and conflict, from which old geopolitical agendas have re-emerged.  Diplomats and Diplomatic Services, under ever […]

Public Service Excellence Post-2015

14 Mar

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What Lies Ahead for Public Services: Public Service Excellence and Post-2015 Development Agenda In keeping with our focus this weekend on the Post-2015 agenda, another event worth reflecting on was the workshop ‘Public Service Excellence for the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ which brought together over 80 participants from 33 countries. Co-sponsored by the UNDP Global Centre […]

Post-2015 Experts Meeting on Strengthening Capacities & Building Effective Institutions

13 Mar

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  Over the next two days FromOverHere are present at the King’s College London conference Post-2015 Development Challenges in Conflict Zones. The Post-2015 agenda is an area of particular interest for Cat, and she has been making notable contributions to the debate surrounding the advent of the new sustainability goals. In September 2014, Cat participated […]

Fung Forum 2015: Modern Plagues

11 Mar

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Fung Forum 2015: Modern Plagues Nov. 2-3 | Dublin, Ireland Princeton University is holding this year’s Princeton-Fung Global Forum on global health with a particular focus on the current Ebola crisis as a critical case study of a modern plague. Resolving the Ebola crisis requires a multidisciplinary approach involving not only public health and medical knowledge […]

United Nations Influx Hackathon

20 Jan

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UN Influx works to help the UN and the public engage better with one another. For the inhabitants of an increasingly connected and complex world, the UN provides the opportunity of a better global referee as the world develops. For the UN, the rallying of political will can help it achieve its aims sooner. The […]

Beyond 2015: Invitation

15 Jan

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In keeping with our focus on the Post-15 Development Agenda this week, it is worth noting that the Stakeholder Forum, together with WWF and Beyond 2015, are hosting an event to help prepare UK stakeholders (both international and domestic) for the new global goals (the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)),  which will succeed the MDGS. The […]

Notes from Singapore 1: Public Service Excellence Post-2015

13 Jan

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    Reflections on the UNDP Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda workshop in Singapore, 17-19 November 2014.   I’m keen to share some insights from an event I recently attended. I was invited to the UNDP Global Centre’s three day ‘Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ workshop in Singapore to facilitate […]

Seeking ASAP Volunteer for UK Poverty Audit for the Elections – Apply Now!

19 Dec

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Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. We are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to volunteer as Research and Coordination Assistant for the project, to begin work in […]