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The 2022 theme of UNODC: “Use and abuse of technology”

The 2022 theme of UNODC: “Use and abuse of technology”

The theme of this year’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which fell on July 30, “focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking. With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19...

What AI and new technologies can do-for diplomacy

What AI and new technologies can do-for diplomacy

In our newsletter last week,  Sarah Grand-Clément  explored the role technology can play in ceasefire monitoring and verification. Today Kyrre Berland looks at its contribution to the art and practice of diplomacy itself, noting "while the United Nations seeks to...

Indian govt’s new IT laws to disrupt social media platforms

Indian govt’s new IT laws to disrupt social media platforms

Globally, there has been a concession on transparency and the need for algorithmic audits. Digital India Act The IT Act 2000 oversees almost every facet of online activities. When the laws were first introduced, social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter did not...

What role technology can play in ceasefire monitoring and verification

What role technology can play in ceasefire monitoring and verification

In this article,  Sarah Grand-Clément , researcher in the Conventional Arms and Ammunition program and the Security and Technology program at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) looks at the role technology can play in ceasefire monitoring...