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**Issue 135 - April 1, 2009*

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1.    May 2009 DiploFoundation Courses

2.    Call for Applications: European Capacity Development Programme in
Internet Governance<http://www.diplomacy.edu/Diplonews/display.asp?Topic=Issue135>

3.    Capacity Building Cooperation with

4.    New Book<http://www.diplomacy.edu/Diplonews/display.asp?Topic=Issue135>

5.    Useful Online Resources on

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May 2009 DiploFoundation

Diplo invites you to apply for the following courses that begin the week of
11 May 2009:

   - Bilateral Diplomacy <http://www.diplomacy.edu/Courses/Bilateral.asp>
   - Diplomacy of Small
   - Multistakeholder

These courses are available as Diplo Certificate
deadline 6 April). For further information or to apply, click
on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses

*Call for Applications:
European Capacity Development Programme in Internet

In preparation for the Second European Dialogue on Internet Governance, the
Swiss Federal Office of Communications, the Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation, and DiploFoundation are organising a Capacity Development
Programme for government officials, academics, educators, researchers, civil
society activists, journalists, business people, and others involved in
Internet governance. The Capacity Development Programme, starting on 20
April 2009, will include a 12-week online course on Internet governance,
followed by a policy research phase, and concluded with a policy immersion
phase bringing ten participants to the European Capacity Development
Programme in Internet Governance meeting in Geneva (September 2009). The
deadline for applications is 10 April 2009. For further information and to
apply, click here<http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/IGCBP/display.asp?Topic=CallECDP2009>

*Capacity Building Cooperation with UNODC

Building on successful cooperation in 2008, this year Diplo will again work
with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to offer capacity
building courses focused on the universal legal regime against terrorism. In
2009, courses will be offered in both English and French. The courses aim to
strengthen national capacities by assisting criminal justice officials and
others involved in counter-terrorism to develop skills and knowledge to
effectively utilise the channels for international legal cooperation
envisaged in a series of UN treaties and resolutions adopted over the last
40 years.

Courses are offered free of charge as part of a UNODC capacity-building
initiative, and priority will be given to applicants from developing
countries. Applicants should be criminal justice officers, practicing
diplomats, civil servants, and others who work in the legal areas of
international cooperation in criminal matters, or are involved in drafting
of criminal law texts.

For further information on course topics, prerequisites, and application
instructions, please visit the UNODC

The application deadline for the English language course is *13 April 2009*.
The application deadline for the French language course is *20 April 2009*.

*New Book * <http://www.diplomacy.edu/Diplonews/display.asp?Topic=Issue135>

*Negotiations between State Actors and Non-State Actors: Case Analyses from
Different Parts of the World.* Raymond Saner and Varinia Michalun (Editors).
Republic of Letters, 2009.

With the end of the Cold War, a proliferation of local, regional, national,
and international actors in disputes arose. This growing number of actors
behind conflicts and negotiations has made negotiation practice demanding;
consequently, negotiations in today’s world go beyond state-to-state
negotiations and conflicts. While state-to-state negotiations still exist,
developments at the boundary of state and political conflicts have occurred,
with the result that economic and civil society actors now challenge state
jurisdiction over diplomacy as a tool for conflict resolution, creating the
new arena that is the focus of this book. For more information and to order,
see: Republic of Letters <http://www.rolpub.com/>.

*Useful Online Resources on Diplomacy

The main goal of public diplomacy is to create a favourable image of one’s
own country or initiate a desired change in public opinion. Understanding
the concepts and methods of public diplomacy is important for practitioners
and researchers alike. A good starting point for research in public
diplomacy is the website of the USC Center on Public
Another useful source of online information on diplomacy is UN Peacemaker,
an online project by the UN Department of Political Affairs. The website
brings together a wealth of practical information and tools for those
interested or engaged in peacemaking efforts. It includes peace agreements,
operational guidance, and informational essays. The “peacemaker’s toolbox”
is designed to provide help for negotiation and drafting of texts during
peace talks. For access, see UN Peacemaker <http://peacemaker.unlb.org/>.

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