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E-Participation: Empowering People through ICTs

Thursday, 18 July 2013
E-Participation: Empowering People through ICTs

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on “E-Participation: Empowering People through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)" from 24 to 25 July at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, as part of the preparations for the 52th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) that will take place in February 2014 and to promote the 2013 theme of the Economic and Social Council Annual Ministerial Review on "Science, technology and innovation -- as well as culture -- for sustainable development".

The meeting is convened in the context of draft Resolution 1 in the Report of the Commission for Social Development (E/2012/26) in which the Economic and Social Council decided that the priority theme for the 2013-2014 review and policy cycle should be “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all”. 
The outcomes of the meeting will provide important inputs to the work of the Commission, in particular demonstrating the impact of ICTs and e-Participation on people's empowerment and how they can be used as a means to implement the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. 
For more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/V46N6
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