Welcome to the age of Digital Diplomacy; where countries are conducting online, multilateral diplomacy efforts from across the world to advance international affairs, but invisible to the human eye, new hidden threats are invading the everyday lives of our citizens. Join us at UN Youth’s Digital Diplomacy Summit and explore the power of the Digital Age and its effects around the world.
Diplomacy has adapted rapidly to the emergence of a wide range of technologies. The invention of the internet and email – a revolutionary invention – took the international community by storm as diplomats and nation leaders could communicate with their counterparts in minutes, instead of days. In 2021, video calls with 100s of diplomats from 100s of countries are holding conversations about protecting the fundamental Human rights in conflict-ridden cities; social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram have become platforms for the most powerful to convey their political messages in seconds; and the Age of Big Data is unlocking secrets to world’s largest challenges such as Climate Change and food sustainability.