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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.

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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.

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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.
04 April 2013
UNPAN-AP Editorial Department Publishes Documents of the 5th World Forum on China Studies
To show the tribute to the successful completion of the 5th World Forum on China Studies, which was held on 23-24 March 2013 in Shanghai, China, with the theme of China’s Modernization: Road and Prospect, UNPAN-AP Editorial Department is authorized to select and publish in UNPAN the documents of the address at the opening ceremony and the keynote speeches. For details, please click here
12 March 2013
Call for Papers: Second AMEPPA and SESAME Conference

The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) and ASPA's Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) is pleased to announce the convening of its Second Conference on November 14 and 15, 2013, at Atilim University in Ankara, Turkey. The conference is also the Second Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration on the Middle East.

We are asking scholars both in the Middle East and around the world to participate in this important conference and be part of a scholarly movement dedicated to public service and public interest in the Middle East. Professionals and academics from all countries and territories and of all nationalities are welcome to participate as presenters (upon acceptance of an abstract or panel) and as conference attendees.

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14 November 2012
Congratulations! The Public Administration News Page in UNPAN Reaches a Milestone!
The UNPAN-AP Editorial Department, wishes to congratulate UNPAN on its successful publication of 20,000 pieces of PA news as a result of marvelous joint efforts. We hereby announce the following observations according to statistics generated by the UNPAN-AP Editorial Department. The preliminary Analysis of the 10000 Public Administration News shows the following:
  • 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, India, United States, Japan
  • Top 5 contributing partners to PA news: RCOCI, EROPA, CPSI, DPADM, AAPAM
23 October 2012
Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Biennial Conference: Public Service Fit for the Future
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, in collaboration with Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) would be organizing the flagship event - Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Biennial Conference at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi from 24th to 26th October, 2012. The theme of the Conference is 'Public Service Fit for the Future'.

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Events
"Enhancing The Efficiency of Civil Service Through Capacity Development of Civil Servants"
Sep 11, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014
Park Inn by Radisson

The Civil Service Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
 
Documents
Governance Asia-Pacific Watch, July 2014, Issue 152
An e-magazine including six categories: Policy&Legislation; Civil Systems; Training&Capacity Building; ICT&Economic Development; Public Finance; Private Sector.
12 August 2014
India - draft National Land Reforms Policy
This Bill was introduced in the parliament by Ministry of Rural Development; Government of India in July 2013. The increasing demand of land acquisition for housing, industrialization and several other purposes; diversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes; the stagnating agricultural yields and the empirical evidence on the utility of small farms, all point towards the revisiting the issue seriously. More importantly, inequitable distribution of benefits from the new land use, insufficient quantity of compensation, and rehabilitation not being implemented properly is leading to enormous dissatisfaction among the affected people. In short, to address a number of critical issues related to land in the current juncture, the need for a National Land Policy today is more urgent than ever before. Such a policy would be based upon Tehsil, District, Region and State level master plans. This will clearly delineate areas unfit for agricultural use and therefore reserved for industrial and other non-agricultural purposes, obviating and minimizing the need for acquisition of land that gives rise to displacement,landlessness and unrest. This policy outlines a very clear strategy of creating a large pool of land so that every family's right to land is fully honoured. The policy proceeds to suggest a just and equitable method of allotting land on a priority basis to the marginalized, especially marginalized women. Policy provisions are also made in such a way that common property resources supplement the needs of the poor and deprived.
12 August 2014
 
News
South Africa: Human Resource Development to Move SA Forward
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says human resource development is a societal issue that needs to be addressed if South Africa is to move forward. “If anyone wants to move a country forward, developing human capacity and human skills is the tool that you use. This is one of the areas of focus of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC SA),” he said on Friday. Deputy President Ramaphosa, who is the new chair of the HRDC, was speaking at the 15th meeting of the council at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, on Friday.
28 August 2014
South Africa: President Zuma Tells SA's Good Story
It was 20 years ago when former President Nelson Mandela stood up to address the National Press Club on 14th Street in Washington DC on 7 October 1994. Then, the newly-elected President of a democratic South Africa thanked the people of the United States for their support to end apartheid in South Africa. On Monday this week, it was President Jacob Zuma’s turn to address the world’s biggest economy when he took to the same podium as Mandela to speak to the US press. His message was somewhat different to that of Mandela though. South Africa has a much better story to tell, its people have access to basic services like clean water and sanitation and the country’s economy had grown tremendously since 1994. Close to half of its people are now in the middle to high income brackets.
28 August 2014
South Africa: Presidency Works towards Better SA
President Jacob Zuma said working groups will be formed to ensure that a clear path to address socio-economic challenges is drafted and institutionalised over the next five years. Delivering the Budget Vote for the Presidency in Parliament on Wednesday, the President also said plans to bolster service delivery were underway through the revitalisation of the Batho Pele programme. The President made these and other announcements after other government departments presented their plans of action in marathon budget votes that spanned for two weeks.
28 August 2014
 
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