Elnara co-chairs the UN Communications Group; plans and facilitates strategy, advocacy and programme communications in support of the UNSDCF; coordinates the communication and advocacy activities on the UNCT; supports the RC and the UNCT on public messaging and media outreach; supports publication and branding management; leads and supports the UNCT digital communication and key communication products development; liaises with local media environment and conducts networking and partnership relations with key national media outlets.
Mr. Vlastimil Samek is the Representative of the United Nations Department of Global Communications and the Head of the United Nations Information Office in Kazakhstan. Prior to that he worked for the United Nations as the Representative of the United Nations Department of Public Information and Head of the United Nations Information Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Director a. i. of the United Nations Information Centre in Indonesia and Director a. i. of the United Nations Information Centre in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Has more than 30 years of extensive experience in international affairs, diplomacy, economic diplomacy, communications, advocacy and public relations. He joined the United Nations after serving his country in various senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, including long-term assignments to Diplomatic Missions in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Mongolia. Holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic).