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  1. Jun 2022
    1. “guardrails”

      Guardrails is part of new language in global diplomacy

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  2. Apr 2022
    1. GPT-3 only needs a few (2-3) examples to deliver on specific writing tasks.

      Is it true?

      ||JovanNj||||anjadjATdiplomacy.edu||

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  3. Feb 2022
    1. The global COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that while new digital technologies can help us better understand and contain the spread of a pandemic, for example through the use of digital contact tracing, and while they underscore the importance of issues relating to technical standardisation and cross-border cooperation, these technologies also raise a number of questions, for example about application security and data protection.

      Balancing formulation: possibilities/chances vs risks/dangerous

      It is more on side of possibilities

      !check-balances

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    1. guardrails

      ||Andrej|| 'guardrailes' are used more and more in global and diplomatic lingo.

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  4. Jan 2022
    1. Poetry criticism:

      Ai and Poetry.

      Bi and Aldo, I know that you have been interested in poetry. Here is an interesting paragraph explaining that meaning of poetry could be reduced to AI challenge via limited possibility to explain our emotional experience while listening poetry.

      ||biscottATdiplomacy.edu||||aldo.matteucciATgmail.com||||Jovan||

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  5. Dec 2021
    1. “To clarify, the paragraph about Xinjiang in the letter is only for expressing the original intention of compliance and legality, not its intention or position.”

      ||Andrej||||Dragana||||Andrej|| This is a very interesting sentence by which Intel tries to back-paddle from pressure from China....

      "expressing the original intention of compliance and legality, not its intention or position'

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    1. Last-minute pressure from China and India resulted in heavily watered-down language in the final agreement: Rather than calling on countries to accelerate the “phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels,” the agreement’s final language states the goal of “accelerating efforts toward the phase-down of unabated coal power and inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.” This is not simply a matter of semantics. The text is littered with phrases like “requests” and “calls upon” and “invites” and “encourages,” starkly reminding us that the pact is not binding.

      ||Andrej||||Dragana||This could be an interesting case study for our language courses or for the course on Language of climate change diplomacy (future short course) which can analyse framing of discussion on climate change. Similar short courses (10 days) could be organised for AI, 5G, etc.

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    1. Comment on story telling and narration.....

      Article introduces scientific topic via personal story of Julia Rozovsky and her journey into the subject.

      For Diplo communication: we should try to introduce personal stories whenever we can (historical figures, Internet dynamics, etc.)

      For AI and Language team: analysis of patters of writing articles by different newspapers - e.g. what is typical first line or how personal stories re introduced.

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  6. Oct 2021
  7. Sep 2021
    1. Governments cannot urge people toget inoculated on the basis that the best vaccine is the available vaccine, andyet discriminate against vaccines that were not manufactured directly in North America and Europe.This would not only be a form of vaccine apartheid, it would defeat the objective of inoculating 70 per cent of the world’s peopleby this time next year.This discrimination must ceasenow before it becomes a norm by some developed countries. It is wrong; unjust, and patently unfair

      Vaccine apartheid

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    1. we need to become more honest, smarter but also stronger!
    2. To my mind, foreign policy responsibility begins with a frank and undistorted look at the world. The speakers at this General Assembly have been unusually open in their endeavours here. And indeed, the global situation today is – in many respects – sobering.

      need for new rhetorics: open and sober

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    1. We are living uncertain times.Under the demolishing impact of a pandemic that has worsened structural inequities and the global crisis, the role of multilateralism and the United Nations becomes ever more important.And international cooperation has been insufficient.The implementation of neo-liberal formulas for decades has been reducing States’ capabilitiesto meet the needs of their populations. The most vulnerable have been left unprotected, while rich nations, the elites andthepharmaceutical transnational corporations have continued toprofit.Not only it is urgent that we unite our wills and pool our efforts for the wellbeing of humanity.It is morally imperative
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    1. to blow out the candles of a world on fire.

      An interesting 'circular metaphore'

    2. Sophocles is often quoted as saying that there are many terrifying things in the world, but none is more terrifying than man,and it is certainly true that we are uniquely capable of our own destruction, and the destruction of everything around us.But what Sophocles actually said was that man is deinosand that means not just scary but awesome -and he was right.

      It is interesting but too academic for political speech.

    3. o Boreas Johnson

      Use of humour

    4. already baked in –baked is the word.

      Nice play with words

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    1. To this solemn conclave, I declare that the Dominican Republic has shown and will continue to show its due solidarity and collaboration with the Haitian people, but I also reiterate that THERE IS NOT, NOR WILL THERE EVER BE, A DOMINICAN SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS IN HAITI

      Part of the text is in capital letters

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    1. this is egypt's clarion call to all ofhumanitylet us stand togetherto save ourselves before it is too latelet us arm ourselves not with the logicof force but the force of logic
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    1. No se trata de una opción. Es solidaridad o extinción. De la triple pandemia que hablaba al comienzo, sólo saldremos con liderazgos audaces, con ideas innovadoras y proyectos que permitan hacer posible lo queparece una quimera. Las agujas del reloj están apurando su paso. No queda tiempo paraperder. Es ahora o nunca. La historia nos juzgará no por nuestras palabras sino por nuestras acciones.

      Dramatic language

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    1. As a teacher, as a government I must say this to you: let's invest in education and educated people will never be fooled.
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    1. Peroademásdetodolomencionado,debopronunciarunapalabramuysencillaquetrasciendetodabarreracultural.Unapalabraquenuncaestádemásenlasrelacionesentrepueblos,peroqueenlosúltimosañosnoseescuchólosuficientedepartedelEcuador.Yéstaes:gracias.Graciasatodoelconciertodenacionesporsucooperaciónenestosprimerosmesesenque,atravésdeunexitosoprogramadevacunación,hemoslogradodevolverlatranquilidadalEcuador.Conestemensaje,ponemosenmarchaunanuevaeradediplomaciaecuatoriana,unanuevaformaderelacionarnoscontodoslospaísesdelplaneta,independientementededóndeestén,desustamaños,ydesuscreencias.Queseaésteunnuevoinicio.Quelasleccionesquelapandemianosdejó,permanezcanparasiempreennuestramemoria.Quetodaslasdificultadessuperadasseconstituyanhoyenlassólidasbasesdeunnuevoentendimientoentrepueblos.Yenesareactivación,enesagranconstruccióndeunanuevaarmoníamundial,cuentensiempreconlafielamistad,ylaeternagratitud,delpueblodelaRepúblicadelEcuador.
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    3. Entodoaqueltiempo,seguramenteustedesfuerontestigosdeintervencionesdepredecesoresmíos,asícomodeotrosrespetableslídereslatinoamericanos,enlasquesequejabande“asimetrías"ydesupuestos“imperios”.Inclusoseusóesteestradoparalanzardiatribaspersonalescontradirigentesdeotrospaíses.SibienesciertoquetantoEcuadorcomonuestraregiónsufrendesafíoshistóricosqueaúndebemossuperar,yonoestoyaquíparalanzardiscursosdeesaíndole.Másbien,cuandounosepresentaanteelmundolomejoresdejarqueseanlasaccionesquieneshablen,antesquelaspalabras.Quisieraquemeconozcannopordiscursosincendiarios,sinoporresultadosconcretos.YqueasísellevenunamuyclaraideadelmovimientociudadanoquehoyestáliderandoalEcuadorhaciaunanuevaeradeentendimientoconelplaneta

      Ecuador will have a shift in rhetoric.

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    1. We must also ensure that the digital transformation is inclusive for all countries and all people, bridging the current digital divide. 23.Another important aspect for Latvia is the preservation of linguistic diversity and the use of small languages in the digital age. Latvian digital technology companies are developingahigh-quality machine translation program for small languages.This will help to safeguard linguistic diversity in the digital age.24.Latvia is alsoproud of the project "RigaTechGirls", which offers better digital skills and opportunities to women. We are happy to share this experiencewith others through the UN system.25.Latvia supportsthe UN Technology Facilitation Mechanismto identify how science, technology and innovation canbestcontribute to deliveringsustainable development goals.
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    1. I know this: As we look ahead, we will lead.  We will lead on all the greatest challenges of our time — from COVID to climate, peace and security, human dignity and human rights.  But we will not go it alone.  We will lead together with our Allies and partners and in cooperation with all those who believe, as we do, that this is within our power to meet these challenges, to build a future that lifts all of our people and preserves this planet. 

      Repeating one more time at the end of the speech that US sees itself as a leader, working with allies

    2. We must choose to do more than we think we can do alone so that we accomplish what we must, together: ending this pandemic and making sure we’re better prepared for the next one; staving off climactic climate change and increasing our resilience to the impacts we already are seeing; ensuring a future where technologies are a vital tool to solving human challenges and empowering human potential, not a source of greater strife and repression.

      Strong inspiring language at the end of the speech, again reiterating the three topics - covid, climate, emerging technology

    3. The founding ethos of the United Nations places the rights of individuals at the center of our system, and that clarity and vision must not be ignored or misinterpreted. The United States will do our part, but we will be more successful and more impactful if all of our nations are working toward the full mission to which we are called.  That’s why more than 100 nations united agai- — around a shared statement and the Security Council adopted a resolution outlining how we’ll support the people of Afghanistan moving forward, laying out the expectations to which we will hold the Taliban when it comes to respecting universal human rights. 

      US positioning itself as the leader in human rights, especially in relation to Afghanistan. May be language to support US rejoining HRC, especially with the text following running through human right abuses, need for equality, etc.

    4. As we pursue diplomacy across the board, the United States will champion the democratic values that go to the very heart of who we are as a nation and a people: freedom, equality, opportunity, and a belief in the universal rights of all people.

      US positioning itself as a leader in the global discourse

    5. We must redouble our diplomacy and commit to political negotiations, not violence, as the tool of first resort to manage tensions around the world.

      Repeats previous point on military response being the last resort, preferring diplomatic negotiations as am opening passage to part of the speech on Middle East.

    6. One of the most important ways we can effectively enhance security and reduce violence is by seeking to improve the lives of the people all over the world who see that their governments are not serving their needs. Corruption fuels inequality, siphons off a nation’s resources, spreads across borders, and generates human suffering.  It is nothing less than a national security threat in the 21st century

      Corruption is equaled with national security threat, US will support people who are not satisfied with their governments. Possible Afghanistan reference without direct mention

    7. Similarly, we seek serious and sustained diplomacy to pursue the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We seek concrete progress toward an available plan with tangible commitments that would increase stability on the Peninsula and in the region, as well as improve the lives of the people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

      Directly addressing North Korea and its nuclear program

    8. The United States remains committed to preventing Ira- — to preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon.  We are working with the P5+1 to engage Iran diplomatically and seek a return to the JCPOA.  We’re prepared to return to full compliance if Iran does the same. 

      Directly addressing Iran

    9. The United States will compete, and will compete vigorously, and lead with our values and our strength.  We’ll stand up for our allies and our friends and oppose attempts by stronger countries to dominate weaker ones, whether through changes to territory by force, economic coercion, technological exploitation, or disinformation.

      Without naming Russia, Biden sends a warning, specifically mentions 'changes to territory by force'

    10. As we deal with these crises, we’re also encountering a new era — an era of new technologies and possibilities that have the potential to release and reshape every aspect of human existence.  And it’s up to all of us to determine whether these technologies are a force to empower people or to deepen repression.

      Third topic - emerging/new technologies

    11. This year has also brought widespread death and devastation from the borderless climate crisis.  The extreme weather events that we have seen in every part of the world — and you all know it and feel it — represent what the Secretary-General has rightly called “code red for humanity.”  And the scientists and experts are telling us that we’re fast approaching a “point of no return,” in the literal sense.

      Start of the second topic - climate, again reflecting and citing the speech of UN Sec General from the morning

    12. Indeed, today, many of our greatest concerns

      Note the order of issue in the speech from here onwards - covid19/vaccines, climate, emerging/new technology

    13. U.S. military power must be our tool of last resort, not our first, and it should not be used as an answer to every problem we see around the world. Indeed, today, many of our greatest concerns cannot be solved or even addressed through the force of arms.  Bombs and bullets cannot defend against COVID-19 or its future variants. To fight this pandemic, we need a collective act of science and political will.  We need to act now to get shots in arms as fast as possible and to expand access to oxygen, tests, treatments to save lives around the world.

      Putting diplomatic and scientific responses before military interventions

    14. Make no mistake: The United States will continue to defend ourselves, our Allies, and our interests against attack, including terrorist threats, as we prepare to use force if any is necessary, but — to defend our vital U.S. national interests, including against ongoing and imminent threats.

      Strong language on defense and threat deterrence

    15. ending this pandemic; addressing the climate crisis; managing the shifts in global power dynamics

      Copies 'Our Common Agenda'

    16. We stand, in my view, at an inflection point in history

      Inflection point in history - reflects the UN Sec Gen speech from the morning and copies the language from Our Common Agenda ('We are at an inflection point in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wake-up call and with the climate crisis now looming, the world is experiencing its biggest shared test since the Second World War.')

    17. There’s a fundamental truth of the 21st century within each of our own countries and as a global community that our own success is bound up with others succeeding as well. To deliver for our own people, we must also engage deeply with the rest of the world. 

      Reflects speech of UN Sec Gen from the morning, which said 'The best way to advance the interests of one’s own citizens is by advancing the interests of our common future.'

    18. We’ve ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan.  And as we close this period of relentless war, we’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy; of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world; of renewing and defending democracy; of proving that no matter how challenging or how complex the problems we’re going to face, government by and for the people is still the best way to deliver for all of our people.

      'relentless diplomacy', promise of financial contribution - development aid to defend democracy

    19. Will we work together to save lives, defeat COVID-19 everywhere, and take the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for the next pandemic?  For there will be another one.  Or will we fail to harness the tools at our disposal as the more virulent and dangerous variants take hold? Will we meet the threat of challenging climate — the challenging climate we’re all feeling already ravaging every part of our world with extreme weather?  Or will we suffer the merciless march of ever-worsening droughts and floods, more intense fires and hurricanes, longer heatwaves and rising seas?

      Linking pandemic and climate change as global challenges

    20. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the clear and urgent choice that we face here at the dawning of what must be a decisive decade for our world — a decade that will quite literally determine our futures. As a global community, we’re challenged by urgent and looming crises wherein lie enormous opportunities if — if — we can summon the will and resolve to seize these opportunities. 

      Strong language, call for decisions

    21. We’re mourning more than 4.5 million people — people of every nation from every background.  Each death is an individual heartbreak.  But our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will hinge on our ability to recognize our common humanity and to act together. 

      Strong language on global uniting experience

    1. Hail andfrost will continue to ravage the vines in my country from time to time. Our world will continue to face crises in the future. Let us createthe means to face them together, in a spirit of cooperation and solidarity. Let's work to make the worldever better educated, more innovative, more resilient and more just.Let's be inspired by Saype’s land art,“World in ProgressII”, currently on display on the North Lawn. Let'stakeacuefromthetwochildrenbuildingtheworldastheyimagineit.And let us cultivate this world of ours,as Ihavelearned to tendmy vines.

      Mention of art: World in Progress by Saype

    2. For most of my professional life, I have been a winegrower. Winemaking has taught me patience, perseverance and confidence. A vine takes years to grow and produce. Improvinggrape varieties is a subtle science to producethe best wines. You have to respect nature and work in tune withit. Why am I talking to you about this here in the sanctuary of the United Nations?The COVID-19 pandemic is a bit like hail or frost that can suddenly ravage vines: unexpected and destabilising. Good winegrowers live with this risk and know how to recover from such twistsof fate. The pandemic is a human, social and economic catastrophethatisalso affectinginternational peace and security. Our thoughts are with all the victims, direct and indirect

      Comparison of the resilience of the international order with vines, and comparing COVID-19 with hail or frost

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    1. An era to re-ignite multilateralism. An age of possibilities. Let us restore trust. Let us inspire hope.And let us start right now.
    2. I am here to sound thealarm: The world must wake up.We are on the edge of an abyss—and moving in the wrong direction.

      dramatic language - for our linguistical analuysis

    3. I see 6Great Divides —6 Grand Canyons —that we must bridge now.

      Use of 'divide' as rhetorical figure.

    4. At the same time, another disease is spreading in our world today: a malady of mistrust.

      Interesting language - malady of mistrust (linking to health framing of overall discussion)

    5. Our world has never been more threatened. Or more divided.

      one should analyse this.

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    1. hybridity

      New word used in this field.

      ||Katarina_An||

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    1. solidarity

      Solidarity is gaining prominence. There is overall shift towards more social/development approach in an overall framing.

    2. a breakdown or a breakthrough.

      This is likely to become linguistical tool: breadown - breakthrough. To be followed by our language team!

      ||Andrej||

    3. How to conduct numverical analysis of this text - sort of 'Sketch Engine' analysis?

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    1. guard rails

      guard rails are increasingly used in lingo related to technology. To be monitored

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