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					REDEFINING HUMAN SECURITY CONCERNS:
 NEW MEDIA AND SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY
      Engaging the next generation of leaders
       The Emerging Power of Social Media

•Social networking tools serve as
an equalizer and have a
multiplier effect with the
opportunity to give a voice to
anyone with a cell phone or
internet connection

• Access- this is the key word for
the impact of new tools– although
access doesn‟t necessitate
participation– such as Facebook,
Twitter, Tumblr

•Important to remember that these
are tools that require
mobilization in order to be
effective
      Web 2.0: Impact of Social Media Tools

   Iranian election protests 2009- US State Department urges Twitter
    to delay maintenance
   Arab Spring- “Channels of facilitation” or “Causal relationship”?
     Egyptian Army on Facebook

     Wael Ghonim of Google

   Myanmar‟s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi demands access to
    social media
      1500 bloggers, 500 blog regularly

   New record: 3000 tweets per second –
    Osama bin Laden
Ushahidi: „Testimony‟

               •Began as a program
               developed to record acts of
               violence in Kenya during the
               post-election 2008 fallout

               •Allows individuals to send
               reports via SMS message and
               website

               •Implementation cases
                    •India
                    •DRC
                    •Zambia
                    •Philippines
                    •Haiti
          The Importance of Linkages

   Human security as a cohesive and porous concept:
    disarmament, protection of civilians, and women‟s
    participation
   Synergistic relationship
       Small arms as an instigator of and instrument for perpetration of
        mass atrocities
       Dearth of gender-focused DDR programs in post-conflict societies
       Identifying women‟s participation as crucial to all peace
        processes
   Utilizing social networking tools to provide the platform
    and facilitate discussion of such linkages
                      Disarmament Dialogues
                                     A Case Study

   Engaging youth to discuss
    and re-define human security
    concerns, with a focus on
    disarmament, in light of the
    shift in security concerns and
    architecture
   Opportunities for linkages
    and interaction
   Seeking to secure a place for
    disarmament on the
    international agenda that is
    relevant, contemporary, and
    effective
   Provide “insider” information
    in the hopes of educating, but
    also seeking to engage using
    tools that are, in large part,
    already mainstream
                   Diversity of Audience
   New York UN missions
   Government officials/MPs
   Human rights activists
   UN agencies
   NGOs
   Students
   Private sector practitioners
Tweeting and Engaging on Wide-ranging Issues
  @DisarmDialogues Finally - some common sense from
  a gov! RT @TIME Japan has decided to stop building
  new nuclear plants ti.me/kzHQq6

  @DisarmDialogues penalties and sanctions? Do they
  mention how the proceeds from those are used?
  One possible way - #victimassistance.

  RT @DisarmDialogues: Challenges of making marking of #smallarms
  a uniform process discussion @UN meeting - what about using
  the #armstreaty?

  @DisarmDialogues Discutiendo en la #ONU cómo los países marcan las #armas ligeras desde
    importación hasta exportación y esfuerzos de desarme

  @DisarmDialogues Can anyone argue a positive impact of the Conference of Disarmament in the last 15
    years? Which future for the CD? Reform?
                   Critical Questions



   How can social media and technologies be used to engage youth in
    addressing pressing human security concerns?
   What are some of the challenges and dangers facing users of these
    tools?
   In addition to early-warning mechanisms, how do you think these
    tools can be used as conversation starters among the next
    generation of policy stakeholders?
   How can social media tools help to not just pass on this work to
    young practitioners, but also appropriately re-define it for their
    generation?
              Join the Conversation!

   Twitter: @DisarmDialogues

   Facebook Page:
       Disarmament Dialogues




    Contact: Katherine Prizeman
    katherine@globalactionpw.org

				
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