Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Tue, 1 Nov - 10:15 to 11:45

Session 6 - Workshop 6.1: Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence Through the Use of Counter and Alternative Narratives on the Internet

Élaine Ayotte

Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Canada to UNESCO (Canada)

Ms. Elaine Ayotte was named Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Canada to UNESCO in May 2015.  She worked as a journalist and host on both radio and television for nearly 20 years, including 13 years in television news, as a reporter and anchor for TQS and TVA, helming the main newscasts, as well as for Radio-Canada, where she hosted several shows until 2009. That year, she was elected as a city councilor for the Montréal borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, a position she held until 2013. While on city council, Ms. Ayotte was a member of the City of Montréal’s executive committee, where she assumed responsibility for the portfolios of culture, heritage and design. Her duties as a political representative for the Montréal arts and heritage councils, library network, public art and design offices, festivals, Accès culture network and museums led to her participation at the international in UNESCO and United Nations work.