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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.
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.

For more information, please click here.
Events
 
Documents
????????????????????The Overall Emergency Plan of Heilongjiang Province on Public Emergency (in Chinese)
This plan is formulated with the aim to establish and improve a unified, efficient, scientific, standardized system which can command, prevent and control the public emergencies, and thus promote the economic, social rapid, coordinated and sustainable development of the province.
12 November 2014
??????????????????The Overall Emergency Plan of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region on Public Emergency (in Chinese)
This plan is formulated to improve the government's ability to guarantee public safety and dispose unexpected public incidents, prevent and mitigate the public emergency and its losses by the greatest degree,
12 November 2014
 
News
South Africa: World Population Report Unveiled
The 2014 State of the World Population Report, unveiled by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Tuesday, says countries must invest more in the youth. β€œThese are the people who will be instrumental in building this country towards prosperity, but only if we invest in their education, in their health including sexual and reproductive health and rights, recognise the importance of their involvement in planning processes and make sure that they are given equal opportunities to develop to their full potential,” said the Minister.
21 November 2014
South Africa: Technology Teaching – New Advances in Literacy and Learning
Solar-powered classrooms, coding for robots, and tablets developed for schools - new advances in literacy and learning. From solar-powered classrooms to cheap tablets developed specially for schools, new technology is bridging gaps in education that many African countries have struggled with for decades.
21 November 2014
South Africa: Special Economic Zones Regulations being finalised
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is finalising the regulations of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said. Briefing reporters at the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster (ESEID) media briefing on Thursday, the Minister who chairs the cluster, said that SEZs are key to the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). β€œIn this regard the Dube Trade Port has been designated as an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). This IDZ will focus on high-value, niche agricultural and horticultural products, as well as manufacturing and value-addition primarily for automotive, electronics and fashion garments sectors.
21 November 2014
 
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