April 17, the presentation of the new project of the UNESCO Chair — the online educational platform “Digital Volunteers”

April 17, the presentation of the new project of the UNESCO Chair — the online educational platform “Digital Volunteers”

The audience of the presentation was representatives of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chairs of the Institute of Asia and Africa and the TISBI Management University, students and staff of the State University of Management, as well as participants of other projects of the UNESCO Chair of State University Management.

The presentation was opened by the vice-rector of SUM, executive director of the UNESCO Chair Svetlana Malkarova.

Students of the UNESCO Chair spoke in detail about the features of the platform, content and its advantage among other resources.

The selection of volunteers is carried out through the implementation of the «mutual assistance index». Users interaction and helping each other are aspects that the concept of “Digital Volunteers” encompasses. UNESCO Chair presents the platform which expansion speed will depend directly on users. On a voluntary basis, each interested person will be able to contribute to the education of other people and thereby increase their “mutual assistance index”.

Leading presentations spoke in detail about plans for promoting the platform and further development of the project.

Gusman Mikhail Solomonovich

First Deputy General Director of TASS, Chairman of the Russian Committee for the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication

Du Toit Jaco

Programme Specialist Section for Universal Access and Preservation Communication and Information Sector UNESCO

Borisov Alexey Nikolaevich

Vice President of the World Federation of the UN Associations, Head of the UNESCO Chair of MGIMO

Chukov Roman Sergeevich

Chair of the Board of the “Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives”

The Russian Committee on the Artificial Intelligence is a specialized open-ended advisory body purpose of which is to develop and coordinate Russia's approaches to international cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence at the UNESCO. The Committee includes representatives of relevant ministries and departments, famous scientists and specialists in the field of digital and information technologies, heads of leading scientific, educational and commercial structures involved in the development of artificial intelligence technologies and who took part in writing the Russian National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence for the period up to 2030.

The widespread use of information and communication technologies, new media, social networks, blogs, media platforms in the global network to assist government agencies to carry out functions and communications on issues related to the foreign policy agenda give rise to the phenomenon of “digital diplomacy”. The virtual statements of leading politicians and significant media personalities, their tweets, instagram posts can decisively influence not only the worldview of individual social groups, political elites, and the basic electorate, but also provoke local and global conflicts and upheavals.

The digital economy and diplomacy can act as a new mutually complementary format, which overcomes aging contradictions, as a type of partnership and cooperation between countries. Combining competitive advantages in the field of information and communication technologies in order to achieve a common goal will help to build Eurasia that can open a new path for the development of the region and the world as a well.

UNIDO aims to improve the quality of life of the world by using its combined global resources. The United Nations Youth Agenda, as well as the UN Women programme, are based on the World Programme of Action, which covers fifteen priority action areas and contains proposals for action in each of these areas.