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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.
2015 EROPA Conference
Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 21, 2015
Shanghai Administration Institute, Shanghai, P.R. China

EROPA, Chinese Academy for Personnel Science, Shanghai Administration Institute
Progress of China's Human Rights Cause in 2013 (in Chinese)
The pursuit of the improvement of human rights never ends, for there is always room for better human rights condition. China's progress in its human rights undertaking is there for everybody to see.
28 September 2015
Three-dimensional Transportation Corridor Planning of Yangtze River Economic Belt (in Chinese)
This plan is formulated to co-ordinate the Yangtze River Economic Belt transportation infrastructure,strengthen various modes of organizational link, improve the overall transportation system. The planning period is from 2014 to 2020.
28 September 2015
Govt Shifts to E-Publishing of Gazette Notifications
The government has stopped physical printing of Government of India’s Gazette Notifications and introduced e-publishing of the same, putting an end to the long wait for the important documents. The government’s printing press is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Urban Development. Gazette Notification is an important legal requirement to validate, authenticate and to make effective various kinds of Laws, Acts, Rules, Orders and Government decisions. All user groups had to wait for a few months for copies of such notifications as physical printing of the same was a time taking exercise. The Ministries and Departments of government used to submit their Gazette publication requirements to the Government Printing Presses where the work of typesetting, printing and publishing was undertaken.
13 October 2015
Delhi Govt Urges Industry to Bridge Digital Divide
The Delhi Government is pitching for partnership with industry to bridge the digital divide. “The Delhi Government seeks to transform the national capital into ‘Digital Delhi’ by leveraging technology to provide better livelihood, improved transportation and enhanced quality of life,” said Adarsh Shastri, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information & Technology, and Government of NCT Delhi. Shastri said that the state government’s vision was to ensure quick, scalable and robust solutions to improve the city on all fronts. “Delhi government initiated many programmes in this regard, and one of them was to enable 11 districts of Delhi electronically,” Shastri said. He added that there were about 219 firms in Delhi which were needed by the citizens at some of point, hence the government started the process of making these firms online and so far 24 of them have become available online.
13 October 2015
Assistance of Private Sector Is Vital for Strengthening National Unity – President
President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that the assistance of the private sector is also expected in the new government’s national unity process which is being implemented to build trust and brotherhood among all communities in the country. “The government alone cannot build the mutual understanding and trust among the people, which has deteriorated due to the three-decade long war,” the President said, adding that the support of everyone as well as the private sector needed in this regard. He made these observations participating in the DSI Sithuvili Sri Lanka Prize Giving and ‘Sithumina’ Award Ceremony held at the BMICH yesterday (11). The DSI Sithuvili Sri Lanka art competition and ‘Sithumina’ Award Ceremony was organized for the 25th year.
13 October 2015
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