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Technology is having a profound impact on the core functions of diplomacy. The role of diplomacy in the digital era is changing: from geopolitical and societal changes in the environment where diplomacy operates, to new issues on diplomatic agendas, to new digital tools aiding the work of diplomats.

The Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance, organised by DiploFoundation in cooperation with Malta’s Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will look ahead at the future of diplomacy by reflecting on the past decades, marked by the use of technology in and for diplomacy.

Diplomats, academics, technologists, and NGO representatives will also discuss digital diplomacy and governance, AI, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and other issues that shape our digital future, as well as policy processes including ongoing negotiations on the proposed Global Digital Compact.

The Summit, which will also mark 20 years of DiploFoundation and 30 years of internet and diplomacy research and training in Malta, will take place in Malta on Friday 18th November and Saturday 19th November 2022, and will be preceded by a pre-event on Thursday, 17th November 2022.

Visit the Summit website to learn more and to participate. Visit also the Diploversary page to find out more about Diplo’s history. For queries and press contacts, write to us at malta@diplomacy.edu

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