The Secretary-General emphasized in his Strategy on New Technologies (2018) the opportunities presented by using digital technologies for accelerating the implementation of SDG 16 and improving the paintings of the peace and protection pillar. With the appointment of the High-degree Panel on Digital Cooperation, the Secretary-General stressed that the UN have to enhance its inner capacities and deepen publicity to new technologies while growing information, advocacy and communicate round generation.
As digital generation changes societies, economies and governance, it may also has a function to play in war resolution. Big data, device studying, crowdsourcing, virtual opinion mining, and different e-analytics tools have the ability to decorate the UN’s operational technique to war prevention and peacemaking. Data is to be had at an exceptional scale and in actual time. Open facts, inclusive of social media, and massive statistics offer new entry points for peace and safety tests. Improvements in system learning algorithms and computational energy yield new opportunities.
A major advantage of generation-driven processes is the capability to expand situational consciousness, particularly in settings without political presence or restrained get right of entry to. They also offer possibilities to triangulate facts based on empirical statistics. In addition, new technological frontiers together with artificial intelligence can assist to come across styles and political traits, screen incidents, and tune community perceptions more successfully and at a fast pace, thereby enhancing the enterprise’s capacity to forecast tendencies.
The use of facts and techniques for prevention and disaster management efforts keeps standing technical and operational demanding situations. Limited internet gets right of entry to and restrictions in warfare zones continue to be impeding elements for digital sentiment evaluation or opinion mining. Data privateness and records sensitivities want to be cautiously considered, while inadequate or manipulated facts can distort analytical conclusions.
There are also limits on the volume to which digital equipment can leverage warfare prevention forecasts and diplomatic efforts. The human thing remains key inside the new virtual technology.
Finally, because the Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies emphasises, it’s far crucial to maintain a tradition of innovation in which both successes and failures from publicity to new technologies are a supply of studying. New technologies and e-analytics strategies will take time to come to be critical components of labor flows and institutional mechanisms.
About this manual
This guide gives a top-level view of e-analytics in the context of peacemaking and preventive diplomacy. It is rooted in the e-analytics route that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs has been conducting jointly with Global Pulse and various other companions since 2017.
The manual provides a summary of e-analytics gear in addition to examples from the peace and protection field. It includes a data task planning matrix that aims to help facilitate and motivate information-pushed evaluation. Part of the guide is a word list on simple terminology related to new technologies.