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30 April 2015
Call for Papers: 2015 EROPA Conference

Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference in Shanghai, China from October 17-21, 2015. The Organizing Committee cordially invites professionals, academics and practitioners, PhD students and young researchers in public administration in the eastern region and beyond to participate in the conference and make presentations.

For more information, please click here.
08 December 2014
2014 Global City Informatization Forum Co-organized by RCOCI

During 2014 Global City Informatization Forum co-organized by Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI), participants from all around the world deeply discussed and actively brainstormed on the theme of “Smartness, Integration, Convergence”. We came up with a number of fantastic new concepts, ideas and approaches benefited from collective wisdom in terms of accelerating ICT innovation, deepening construction of smart cities, and informatizing a better life.

Please click here to view the brief conclusion report.

For more information about the forum, please click here
24 September 2014
Call for 2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases

To promote the cooperation and communication about smart city among the international society, the Organizing Committee of Global City Informatization Forum (GCIF) launches the activity to select “2014 Top Ten Global Smart City Outstanding Cases”, which is co-organized by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Smart City Construction Promotion Center, and the website www.people.com.cn. Please send the application materials to the Organizing Committee of GCIF before October 10, 2014 through email at houjiajia@sass.org.cn.

Click the links below for more information:
Announcement       Application Form      Preliminary Agenda
22 September 2014
10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM)
  The 10th Biennial Conference of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration (CAPAM) will be held from October 19 – 21, 2014. This event which will be held in partnership with the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), will take place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

For more information and to register, please visit, http://events.capam.org/.
10 June 2014
Call for Manuscripts International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice

The Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana seeks submissions to its journal, the International Journal of Civil Service Reform and Practice. The journal has successfully published two issues, and seeks to publish manuscripts of interest to participants of the Regional Hub. The Regional Hub was established in 2013. The Hub was initiated through a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Agency for Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Hub has over 30 participating countries and 5 international organizations.

For more information click here.

24 January 2014
RCOCI Signed New Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On January 15, as backbones of RCOCI, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences signed strategic agreement for future profound cooperation. The two parts will co-organize 2014 Global City Informatization Forum held in November, and the new website for the Forum was launched.

For more information, please click here.
08 November 2013
Congratulations! News of United States Has Reached its 1000 Pieces Milestone!
As an important part in the whole UNPAN system, Public Administration News has undergone steady development and the news of United States has reached another milestone, with its 1000 pieces of publication on North America Region, RCOCI is hereby happy to announce.
  • Top 3 most "clicked" regions brought by PA news: Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America
  • Top 5 countries with the largest number of PA news: South Africa, China, United States, India, Australia
It should be noticed, compared with the statistics issued one year ago, the number of news of United States has a sharp rise, exceeding India and popping into the top 3 list. Meanwhile, Australia’s news amount also greatly goes up, replacing Japan on the top 5 list.

19 July 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents on e-Gov and ICT Development
As a powerful tool for economic and social development, ICT aims at bridging the digital divide and aiding economic development by fostering equitable access to modern communications technologies. Recently UNPAN-AP Editorial Department collects and compiles about 150 documents on this specific topic, covering fields such as e-Gov, e-Commerce, e-Society, e-Security, Internet and Informatization Development. Please click here to read more.
Several Opinions of the State Council on Improving Port Administration to Support Development of Foreign Trade (in Chinese)
To adapt to the need of new circumstances, promote a steady growth, transformation and upgrading of foreign trade, and accelerate the stable and healthy development of economy, the opinions are hereby proposed.
20 November 2015
Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of Social Security Prevention and Control System (in Chinese)
To effectively respond to the salient issues that harm social security and stability, build an innovative and comprehensive prevention and control system of public security, conduct strict precaution and punishment against illegal criminal activities in various forms, promote an all-round construction of peaceful China, the opinions are hereby proposed.
20 November 2015
South Africa: R1.7m Revamp for Mdantsane Children’s Home
An orphanage in Mdantsane has been upgraded to include a R1.7 million dining hall and kitchen. The need for a new kitchen and dining hall for the Masizakhe Children’s home was first identified in December 2013 through a public participation programme.
30 November 2015
South Africa: SA Score Improves on Anholt Nation Brand Index
South Africa’s overall reputation score has improved on the Anholt Nation Brand Index (NBI). The NBI measures the reputation of a country on six elements, including governance, exports, tourism, people, culture, investment and immigration. “South Africa ranks 38 of 50 countries assessed in this index,” Brand South Africa announced on Wednesday.
30 November 2015
South Africa: SA, Hungary Commit to Strengthen Bilateral Trade
South Africa and Hungary have committed to strengthening bilateral trade. This follows a meeting between the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mzwandile Masina, and his Hungarian counterpart, László Szabó, in Pretoria. The two Deputy Ministers exchanged views on how to improve economic relations between South Africa and Hungary. Deputy Minister Masina said they undertook to make efforts to improve the trade imbalance that exist between the two countries. South African exports to Hungary were valued at R743 million, while imports from Hungary were valued at R3.22 billion in 2014.
30 November 2015
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