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“ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the SAMOA Pathway Call for Action"
Start Date: Nov 14, 2014
End Date: Nov 14, 2014
Venue: United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 2 (CB)

“ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the 

SAMOA Pathway Call for Action”

Special Event of the
Sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly 
Second Committee

14 November 2014, 3:00PM - 5:30PM, New York

Organized by the

e-Government Branch and 
the United Nations Project Office on Governance
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Department of Economic and Social Affairs

This special event will serve as an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the policy recommendations from the SAMOA Pathway, especially in supporting e-government development and enhancing capacity-building of SIDS countries in delivering citizen-centric services to address multiple challenges in pursuing sustainable development.  Participants are encouraged to discuss and answer the following:

• Why is e-government essential to address the multiple sustainable development challenges of SIDS? 
• What are the challenges and success factors of ICT and e-government development in SIDS?
• What is the role of development partners in supporting capacity building activities on ICT and e government for SIDS? 
• How can the policy recommendations related to ICT and e-government development in SIDS emanating from the Draft Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States be implemented?



Statement by Hon. Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau,
       Minister of Communication and Information Technology

Presentation by Ms. Rowena Bethel, Member
      UN Committee of Experts in Public Administration

Presentation by Prof. Young Bum Lee, Professor
       Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

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Event Video Webcast

DESA News Article


Contact us:


Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro
Chief, e-Government Branch (eGB)
Tel: +1 917 678 3349
Email: aquaro@un.org

Ms. Adriana Alberti
Sr. Governance and Public Administration Officer
e-Government Branch (eGB)
Tel: +1 212 963 2299
Email: alberti@un.org

Ms. Lydia Gatan
e-Government Branch (eGB)
Tel: +1 917 367 2809
Email: gatan@un.org

Mr. Tyko Dirksmeyer
e-Government Branch (eGB)
Email: dirksmeyer@un.org


Mr. Jae-hong Lim
Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)
Tel: +82 2 756 7576
Email: lim2@un.org

Mr. Keping Yao
Governance and Public Administration Officer
United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)
Tel: +82 2 717 4272
Email: yaok@un.org

Organizers: EGB/DPADM and UNPOG
Participation Requirements: Open

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