“The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in partnership with the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University IIST (UNU) is organizing the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Governance, Public Administration and Information & Communication Technologies for Post-2015 Development during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment Meetings in Geneva between the 3rd and 5th of July.
The objective of the Meeting is to further the thinking of the United Nations on governance as an enabler for Post-2015 development by exploring and identifying issues and challenges facing both governments and citizens in their quest towards sustainable development. The EGM will invite experts in a variety of disciplines to explore state-of-the-art approaches to governance and public administration which, underpinned by effective, transparent, accountable and responsive institutions, can contribute to the integrated governance framework for pursuing sustainable development by the world community. In doing so, the EGM will also focus on how technology-enabled governance can be leveraged by the public sector to add value to the functioning of institutions for the achievement of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Meeting will review governance and public administration paradigms, and assess conceptual and methodological approaches to better understand the key dimensions of governance to support sustainable development during the Post-2015 era. The EGM discussions will pave the way forward for integrating governance and technology-enabled governance in the discussions of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda, and inform the work of UNDESA on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.”
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UNDESA is organising a side event on ‘Innovation and Technology for Post 2015 Development: the Expert’s View’ on Wednesday 3rd July 2013 from 13:15 to 14:45. The DESA and UNU-IIST side event is being held during the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment in Geneva which will review the progress on MDGs with a thematic focus on ‘Science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture for sustainable development and the MDGs’. Read more here.