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Geneva Engage Awards 2019

About the award

The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the actors in International Geneva in their social media outreach and engagement. The awards are a Geneva Engage initiative, which fosters effective links between International Geneva and communities worldwide that are affected by issues such as climate change, human rights, development, and migration, whose policies are discussed and negotiated in Geneva. The three categories of the Geneva Engage Awards are: International Organisations, Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organisations, and Permanent Representations to the United Nations in Geneva.

The winners of the 4th Geneva Engage Award are:

  1. International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the International Organisations category
  2. Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) in the Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organisations category
  3. Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in the Permanent Representations category

For detailed report and methodology explanation look at our analysis (PDF, 830 Kb).

Geneva Engage is an initiative of the Geneva Internet Platform, supported by the Republic and State of Geneva, and DiploFoundation.

The Geneva Engage Awards are based on an analysis of innovative and effective use of social media, carried out by DiploFoundation’s Data Team, supported by Twiplomacy (an initiative of Burson Cohn & Wolfe).

Video

For remote participants, a live stream video was provided.

You can now watch the whole recording of the 4th Geneva Engage award ceremony as well as the introductory panel discussion.

For the official gallery from the event, visit our SmugMug profile here.

Programme

All times are in Central European Time (GMT+1)

15.30
16.00

Registration

16.00 16.15

Opening statements
Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila,
Head, Geneva Internet Platform
Mr Nicholas Niggli, Deputy Secretary General,
Department of Economic Development, Republic and Canton of Geneva

16.15 17.15

Panel discussion: What makes social media campaigns effective?

Different elements contribute to successful and effective social media campaigns. In our discussion, we will look at a number of elements, tapping into the experience of diplomats and communication experts from various organisations.

  • At a crossroads: How traditional media and social media interact.
    Ms Paola Ceresetti Beer, Head of Media and Public Relations, Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva
  • Brave new world: The rise of digital diplomacy and its impact on diplomatic practice
    Amb. Alvaro Cedeno Molinari, former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the WTO in Geneva and to Japan
  • The networking effect: Interacting with other organisations around communications and social media good practices
    Ms Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal, Head of the Perception Change Project, United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Under the bonnet: Measuring and analysing the impact of campaigns
    Mr Djordje Jancic, Head of Data Team, DiploFoundation
  • Moderator: Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila, Head, Geneva Internet Platform
17.15 18:00 Geneva Engage Awards: Recognising the most effective actors in  social media engagement among Geneva-based Permanent Representations, International Organisations, and Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organisations

Presided over by Mr Olivier Coutau, Delegate to International Geneva, Republic and Canton of Geneva

  • The methodology explained
  • The award ceremony
  • Winning campaigns
18.00

Cocktail reception

Winners

The three categories of the Geneva Engage Awards are: International Organisations, Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organisations, and Permanent Representations to the United Nations in Geneva.

International Organisations

The Top 10 International Organisations

  1. International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  2. United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  3. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  4. International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  5. World Health Organisation (WHO)
  6. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  7. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  8. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  9. The United Nation Office in Geneva
  10. International Labor Organisation (ILO)
Non-Governmental Organisations

The Top 10 Non-Governmental Organisations

  1. Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI)
  2. Kofi Annan Foundation
  3. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  4. International Environment House (IEH) / Geneva Environment Network
  5. Geneva Call
  6. Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
  7. Assessment Capacities Project
  8. Small Arms Survey
  9. Information and Communication Technology for Peace Foundation (ICT4peace)
  10. World Heart Federation (WHF)
Permanent Missions

The Top 10 Permanent Representations

  1. Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations
  2. Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
  3. Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
  4. Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  5. Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations
  6. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations
  7. Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
  8. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations
  9. Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations
  10. Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations

Previous Awards

2017

The 3rd Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in December 2017. The three recipients of the award were:

  • The Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva, in the Permanent Representations category;
  • The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), in the International Organisations category;
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report, the press release, and the analysis behind the awards. For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

2016

The 2nd Geneva Engage Awards ceremony took place in February 2017. The three recipients of the award were:

  • Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, in Permanent Representations category;
  • World Health Organisation, in the International Organisations category;
  • World Economic Forum, in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report and the analysis behind the awards. For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

2015

The 1st Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in January 2016 as part of the Geneva Engage Conference. The three recipients of the award were:

  • Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Switzerland, in the Permanent Representations category;
  • World Health Organisation, in the International Organisations category;
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature and Child Rights Connect, in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report (PDF). For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

Video Gallery

Geneva Engage 2015 Award Ceremony

Geneva Engage 2016 Award Ceremony

Geneva Engage 2017 Award Ceremony

Photo Gallery

1st AWARD
2nd AWARD
3rd AWARD
4th AWARD

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