United Nations Reinvents Itself Through A New Public Diplomacy Initiative | USC Center on Public Diplomacy | PD News – CPD Blog

Tech has already reshaped the dynamic at follow-up world conferences such as Rio+20, so it makes sense for the UN to expand on these efforts to broaden outreach to new stakeholders.  Even so, we should be cautious about any results (i.e., “feedback”) as unless they are statistically significant, the data is no more representative of world opinion than the awful surveys conducted by local television news across the U.S.

The initiative, titled the “Global Conversation,” uses digital media, mobile phone technology, and meet-ups to enable people from the world over to take part in setting priorities for the future global development agenda.

This citizen diplomacy “crowdsourcing” plugs feedback into an intergovernmental process working to develop a set of targets which will guide the governments in designing sustainable policy that specifically addresses poverty eradication policies from 2015 to 2030.

via United Nations Reinvents Itself Through A New Public Diplomacy Initiative | USC Center on Public Diplomacy | PD News – CPD Blog.

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