The Inter-Parliamentary Union published the Social Media Guidelines for Parliament. Prepared with support from the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament the Guidelines draw on lessons learned by parliaments so far and on good practice in the social media sphere. The objective is to encourage more widespread, more efficient and more effective use of social media by parliaments.
The World e-Parliament Report 2012 documents the efforts of legislatures to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to support their constitutional functions. The Report is based on the Global Survey of ICT in Parliaments 2012 conducted by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament between February and May 2012, which is the third in a series of surveys that began in 2007.
The Handbook on "Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Libraries", prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament provides in a concise manner an overview of the ICT software, systems and services that can be adopted by parliamentary libraries, a template for their implementation and a series of references to which parliamentary staff can refer while planning to transform their library into an ICT-based institution. Available in PDF and ePub.
The Second Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments was held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort from 14 to 16 May 2012 in Windhoek, Namibia. The purpose of the second Workshop was to provide a forum for each parliament to discuss how the "Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments" project, funded by the European Commission, through the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, lead to any particular achievements, challenges and all other related experiences obtained during their respective ICT strategic planning process. The Workshop also allowed participants to jointly identify needs and promote opportunities going forward for the greater use of ICT in SADC Parliaments while also solidifying an ongoing and supportive community of practice.
Report of the Regional Workshop "The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch", May 2012, Barbados
The Regional Workshop "The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch" was part of the activities implemented in the framework of projects aimed at parliaments in the region: (i) the Project “Support to ICT Strategic Planning in the Parliaments of the Caribbean Parliaments”, funded by the European Commission, through the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, and CARICAD, and (ii) the Technical Cooperation Programme “Connected Parliaments”, led by the Institutional Capacity of the State Division of the IDB, and supported by the Italian Trust Fund for Information and Communication Technology for Development.
Report of the Fourth Parliamentary Forum on Shaping the Information Society: The Triple Challenge of Cyber-Security: Information, Citizens and Infrastructure
The Parliamentary Forum “The Triple Challenge of Cyber-Security: Information, Citizens and Infrastructure” was held from 18 to 20 May 2011 at the Headquarters of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It was the fourth meeting of members of parliament focusing on issues relating to the Information Society organized within the framework of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, a partnership initiative launched by UN/DESA and the IPU at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in 2005.
Report of the International Workshop "Leveraging ICT to establish a collaborative network among Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean"
Following a two-day meeting held at the National Assembly of Panama, on 15 April 2011 the Secretaries General of sixteen parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean agreed to establish the Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean with a view to strengthen cooperation among the parliamentary administrations of this region.
Informe del Taller Internacional "Aprovechar las TIC para mejorar los servicios y promover la creación de redes y el intercambio de conocimientos entre bibliotecas parlamentarias de América Latina"
El Taller, que se llevo a cabo durante tres días completos en el Congreso Nacional de Chile en Valparaíso, desde el 19 al 21 de enero de 2011, tuvo como objetivo, aprovechar las TIC para mejorar los servicios y promover la creación de redes y el intercambio de conocimientos entre Bibliotecas Parlamentarias de América Latina, proporcionando una plataforma para funcionarios de los poderes legislativos de América Latina para intercambiar opiniones y experiencias sobre el uso eficaz de tecnologías de la información y de
The World e-Parliament Conference is the international forum of the community of parliaments addressing, from both the political and technical perspectives, how the use of information and communication technology can help improve representation, transparency, accountability, openness, and effectiveness in the complex parliamentary environment. The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 took place on 21 and 22 October 2010 at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the Pan-African Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
Report of the Workshop on “ICT Strategic Planning in the Caribbean Parliaments”, 27-29 September 2010, Barbados
The Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning in Parliaments of the Caribbean, held from 27 to 29 September 2010 in Bridgetown , Barbados, provided a regional platform to exchange practices among the Caribbean parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and on the importance of strategic planning for its effective adoption and integration in
The Workshop “ICT Strategic Planning in the SADC Parliaments”, held from 26 to 28 July 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia, provided a regional platform to raise awareness among the SADC parliaments on the potential of ICT in parliament and on the importance of strategic planning for the effective adoption and integration of ICT in parliamentary processes.
Report of the Workshop on Technological Options for Capturing and Reporting Parliamentary Proceedings, July 2010, European Parliament
This report contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Technological Options for Capturing and Reporting Parliamentary Proceedings, which was hosted by the European Parliament in Brussels on 14 -16 July 2010. Parliamentary documents such as committee reports and texts of debates and hearings are fundamental records of the legislature. These documents must be prepared quickly, efficiently and accurately. They must be distributed easily and then amended, revised and redistributed just as easily. And they must be archived effectively to ensure availability and long-term preservation.
The 2009 edition of the World e-Parliament Conference took place from 3 to 5 November 2009 at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. It was built on the results of two previous conferences held respectively in Geneva (2007) and Brussels (2008), as well as on the findings of the World e-Parliament Report 2008.
Report of the Third Parliamentary Forum on Shaping the Information Society - ICT and the Global Economic Crisis: Current Situation and Future Perspectives
The Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, Mr. Sha Zukang; the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Mr. Anders Johnson; and the Secretary General of the ITU, Mr. Hamadoun Touré opened the Third Parliamentary Forum “ICT and the Global Economic Crisis: Current Situation and Future Perspectives”. The event was the third meeting of members of parliament focusing on issues relating to the Information Society and the aim of the Forum series was to further dialogue among legislators on parliamentary actions that can contribute to the shaping of the future Information Society in view of the WSIS implementation, follow-up and future 2015 review. It also intended to strengthen the interaction at international level between members of parliaments and representatives of international organizations working in this domain with a view to identifying good parliamentary practices for the advancement of ICT-related policies in favour of the internationally-agreed development goals.