Editor   06 Dec 2017   Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

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Geneva, Switzerland, 6 December, 2017: The work done by the United Nations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and other institutions in Geneva, has a global impact. It is therefore important to broaden the understanding of the work carried out in International Geneva, and to better connect with the communities worldwide that are affected by the policy discussions that take place there. Digital technology brings new opportunities to make the bridge that connects the two.

The Geneva Engage Awards are handed out each year to the international organisations, non-governmental organisations, non-profits, and permanent missions that have been the most effective in their social media outreach and engagement. The winners are chosen based on DiploFoundation’s analysis of the innovative and effective use of social media.

The nominees for the 3rd Annual Geneva Engage Awards, which will be held on Monday, 11th December, have been announced.

The top six nominees in the International Organisations category are:

  • European Broadcasting Union​
  • International Air Transport Association
  • International Trade Centre
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • UN Office at Geneva
  • World Health Organization

The top six nominees in the NGOs and Non-profit Organisations category are:

  • Aga Khan Development Network
  • Global Alliance For Vaccines and Immunizations
  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Wide Fund for Nature

The top six nominees in the Permanent Missions category are:

  • Azerbaijan
  • European Union
  • France
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden

During the ceremony, the expert speakers and winners will share their experiences,  challenges and best practices in online engagement. View the full programme.

The winners of the first two categories will be announced during the ceremony. The winner of the Permanent Missions category will be announced in the ‘Photo of the Week’ section, on the International Geneva homepage, on Monday, 11th December at 10am.

The Geneva Engage Awards will take place on Monday, 11th December, at 15:00-17:00 CET, at the Auditorium de Mello, WMO building, 2nd floor (Av. de la Paix 7bis, 1202 Geneva). The ceremony will be followed by a reception.

For more details and registration, visit the event webpage.

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