UNESCO Organizes Seminar on Use of Social Media During Elections  

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Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO,
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO,

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is partnering with the Global Network Initiative (GNI) to organise a colloquium in France on February 8, 2018 to discuss the use of social media during electoral processes. It is aimed at advancing and sharing good practices by bringing together a variety of stakeholders, representing civil society, electoral agencies, ICT companies, UN agencies, journalists, and academics.

The event, scheduled to hold from 10:00am to 12 Noon in Paris, will address the question of how to improve the communications and information ecosystem to protect and strengthen the integrity and transparency of electoral processes.

 UNESCO also envisages the workshop will help assist UN electoral assistance providers with ideas on how to improve their electoral programs and activities.

Representatives of regional organizations that undertake election observation missions upon the request of their Member States will also be invited, and thus will benefit from discussing new digital challenges to electoral processes and systems.

Marius Lukosiunas is the contact person for the event and can be reached by email: m.lukosiunas@unesco.org

 The event, scheduled to hold from10:00am to 12 Noon in Paris, will address the question of how to improve the communications and information ecosystem to protect and strengthen the integrity and transparency of electoral processes.

UNESCO also envisages the workshop will help assist UN electoral assistance providers with ideas on how to improve their electoral programs and activities.

Representatives of regional organizations that undertake election observation missions upon the request of their Member States will also be invited, and thus will benefit from discussing new digital challenges to electoral processes and systems.

Marius Lukosiunas is the contact person for the event and can be reached by email: m.lukosiunas@unesco.org