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Seoul to Lead e-Government Organization
Source: koreatimes.co.kr
Source Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Country: Korea (Republic of)
Created: Sep 06, 2010

Seoul City leads in the development of electronic government based on state-of-the-art technologies and an organization of e-governments will be founded in the city next month.

The inaugural assembly of World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WEGO) will be held at Grand Hyatt Seoul from Sept. 6 to 8.

The meeting is sponsored by the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) under the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Mayors and IT experts from some 50 cities will take part in the conference.

WEGO is based on the Seoul e-Government Declaration adopted at the World e-Government Mayors Forum in 2008. The declaration suggested forming a consultative body to exchange e-government information and narrow the information gap among cities.

Seoul City will chair WEGO for the first time.

Seven cities, including Barcelona, Berlin and Frankfurt, will present cases of successful e-government under the theme of “e-Sharing for All.”

“WEGO will be a chance for Seoul to promote its IT technology, policy and companies, pioneering a new market based on its advanced methods,” Song Jung-hee, the city’s assistant mayor for information technology said. (By Kwon Mee-yoo)
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