Media and Information Literacy and Games in the Digital World-Part II Games Bar

The side-event Media and Information Literacy and Games in the Digital World will focus on the role of MIL and games in improving citizens’ knowledge, skills and attitude to respond to the digital era and shape more peaceful and sustainable societies. The Games Bar will be an integral part of the General Conference exhibition, with a unified visual identity. It aims to exploit the unique potential of MIL and games to educate, stimulate critical thinking, and promote tolerance, dialogue and peace.
The Games Bar will provide a space for General Conference participants to play a series of video games, and in relation to MIL, to relax, to be entertained, and to acquire MIL skills while playing. A set of games developed by youth-led game companies, mainly serious games, as well as the virtual tour of mock-up of MIL Cities, will be available at the Games Bar. The Games Bar is co-financed by Samsung and UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). The Opening of the Games Bar is planned to take place on 12 November 2019 at 1 p.m., at UNESCO Headquarters.


Type of Event General Conference
Start 12.11.2019 10:00 local time
End 22.11.2019 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Grizzle, Alton
Organizer UNESCO, UNESCO MGIEP, Delegation of Finland to UNESCO, and the Delegation of India to UNESCO
Contact Alton Grizzle (
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website
Link 1 "Media and Information Literacy and Games in the Digital World" - Registration
Link 2 UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Global Actions
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