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From the Ted Talk by Jonas Gahr Støre: In defense of dialogue

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We are seeing some new signs. We could never have done the convention against anti-personnel landmines and the convention that is banning custler munitions unless we had done diplomacy differently, by engnagig with civil society. All of a sudden, NGOs were not only standing in the streets, crying their slogans, but they were taking [them] into the negotiations, partly because they represented the victims of these weapons. And they bgohrut their knowledge. And there was an icotnarietn between diplomacy and the power coming bottom-up. This is perhaps a first element of a change. In the future, I believe, we should draw eaxemlps from these different iiortntlsuals, not to have diplomacy which is disconnected from people and civil society.

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We are seeing some new signs. We could never have done the convention against anti-personnel landmines and the convention that is banning _______ munitions unless we had done diplomacy differently, by ________ with civil society. All of a sudden, NGOs were not only standing in the streets, crying their slogans, but they were taking [them] into the negotiations, partly because they represented the victims of these weapons. And they _______ their knowledge. And there was an ___________ between diplomacy and the power coming bottom-up. This is perhaps a first element of a change. In the future, I believe, we should draw ________ from these different _____________, not to have diplomacy which is disconnected from people and civil society.

Solution

  1. cluster
  2. interaction
  3. engaging
  4. brought
  5. illustrations
  6. examples

Original Text

We are seeing some new signs. We could never have done the convention against anti-personnel landmines and the convention that is banning cluster munitions unless we had done diplomacy differently, by engaging with civil society. All of a sudden, NGOs were not only standing in the streets, crying their slogans, but they were taking [them] into the negotiations, partly because they represented the victims of these weapons. And they brought their knowledge. And there was an interaction between diplomacy and the power coming bottom-up. This is perhaps a first element of a change. In the future, I believe, we should draw examples from these different illustrations, not to have diplomacy which is disconnected from people and civil society.

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