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ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the SAMOA Pathway Call for Action

November 13, 2014

“ICT and E-Government in SIDS: Responding to the SAMOA Pathway Call for Action

Special Event of the
Sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly 
Second Committee
14 November 2014, 3:00PM - 5:30PM, New York

Organized by the
e-Government Branch and 
the United Nations Project Office on Governance
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
Department of Economic and Social Affairs


This special event served as an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the policy recommendations from the SAMOA Pathway, especially in supporting e-government development and enhancing capacity-building of SIDS countries in delivering citizen-centric services to address multiple challenges in pursuing sustainable development.

Participants were encouraged to discuss and answer the following:

• Why is e-government essential to address the multiple sustainable development challenges of SIDS? 
• What are the challenges and success factors of ICT and e-government development in SIDS?
• What is the role of development partners in supporting capacity building activities on ICT and e government for SIDS? 
• How can the policy recommendations related to ICT and e-government development in SIDS emanating from the Draft Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States be implemented?

The questions for the panel are accessible through the following link: http://www.unpan.org/Home/QuestionsforthePanel/tabid/1786/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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