This practical handbook draws on the experiences and practices of several legislatures. It is intended to help parliaments to take informed decisions when developing their capacity to publish records of plenary and committee proceedings. It will be of particular interest to parliaments that do not yet publish their proceedings regularly or on a timely basis. It should also serve those that are looking to identify best practices and deliver better services.
The Report of the World e-Parliamente Conference 2012 is now available. This report summarizes the presentations and practices showcased during the different sessions of the conference, and highlights the main points of discussion.
The Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine has worked with the Division
of Computerized Systems of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of the National
Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to provide the
Ukrainian translation of the original English language World
e-Parliament Report 2012.
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.
Le Rapport mondial 2012 sur l’e-Parlement illustre les efforts accomplis par les parlements pour introduire les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) au service de leurs fonctions constitutionnelles. Ce Rapport se base sur l’Enquête mondiale 2012 sur les TIC dans les Parlements, conduite par le Centre mondial pour les TIC au Parlement entre février et mai 2012, qui constitue la troisième d’une série d’enquêtes commencée en 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, as well as in French.
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