Social Media: an Outside the UN Perspective
Four leading social media experts - @adamhirsch @alecjross @rachelsterne @sree - met with around 300 United Nations staff as well as students and journalists at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in December to discuss how the UN can best harness social media tools to reach their global objectives.
Watch the recorded webcast here:
Introduction Adam Hirsch (@adamhirsch), Chief Operations Officer of Mashable
00:20 How the UN can optimize its social networks Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), Dean of Student Affairs and digital media professor at Columbia Journalism School in New York City
00:47 Making NYC the Digital Capital of the World - Roadmap for a social, open government Rachel Sterne (@RachelSterne), Chief Digital Officer for the government of New York City
01.05 21st Century Statecraft Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss), Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The conference with the title "Social Media - an Outside the UN perspective" was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of a week long training workshop for their field-based communications officers.
Presentations of the Speakers
- Social Media - an Outside the UN Perspective
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