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Award from the UN to the Government of Spain for Its Breakthrough in Electronic Administration
Source: Portal Administracion Electronica, http://administracionelectronica.gob.es/pae_Home/pae_Actualidad/pae_Noticias/Anio2014/Octubre/Noticia-2014-10-13-Premio-ONU-Gobierno-Espa-a-Ae.html?idioma=en
Source Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Spain
Created: Oct 14, 2014

Special awards of the survey of electronic administration of the united nations have been delivered in the forum “ Global e-Government 2014 ”

The special awards of the survey of electronic administration of United Nations (Opens new window) are granted to countries that have demonstrated its leadership in the field of e-government based on the level of development reached according to the survey. The winners of this year reflect the vision and the commitment necessary to transform the public administration into an instrument for sustainable development.

United Nations conducted every two years on the survey state of e-government in 193 countries. The 2014, entitled “ Electronic Administration for the future that we want ” (Opens new window) , published in july 2014, carried out a systematic assessment of the importance and potential of information and communication technologies to transform the public sector by improving the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability, access to public services and citizen participation in the different member states of the united nations.

In this survey, the results achieved by spain (Opens new window) demonstrate the progress made in recent years, plunging from post 23 in implementation of e-government in 2012 to the post 12 in 2014 and post 31 of the usage of electronic public services in 2012 to the post in 2014.

On 6 october, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations for economic and social affairs, Wu Hongbo, presented the spanish state prize in the category 2 “ exceptional Achievement in egovernment in recognition of the work done by the spanish government to promote and introduce new technologies in the field of electronic administration. Mr.. Hongbo noted that Spain in two years (2012-2014) had jumped in the “ a e-government Survey ” from the post 15 to post 5 of ranking and 23 to 12 in the global ranking and indicated that the prize awarded testifies to the appreciation of The united Nations efforts.

The act was developed in the framework of “ Global e-government 2014 ” Forum (Opens new window) organized in Astana by the kazakh government under the aegis of the united nations. The event was held in the presence of the Prime minister of Kazakhstan and approximately 700 participants, including experts in electronic administration of the governments of the countries that were winners. 

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