Improving the communications and information ecosystem to protect the integrity of elections

UNESCO and the Global Network Initiative (GNI) are partnering in a colloquium to discuss the use of social media during electoral processes. Does it strengthen the integrity and transparency of electoral processes or alter, or undermine the confidence in their outcome?
To advance and share good practices, UNESCO and the Global Network Initiative see this colloquium as an opportunity to bring together a variety of stakeholders, representing civil society, electoral agencies, ICT companies, UN agencies, journalists, and academics.

UNESCO also envisages that the meeting 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.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 08.02.2018 08:00 local time
End 08.02.2018 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Lukosiunas, Marius
Contact Marius Lukosiunas (Email:
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Website of the Colloquium
Link 2 Online Registration
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