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Seoul Welcomes Mayors and CIOs from Over 50 Cities Worldwide!

World e-Governments Organization
2010-08-23 18:09 731
The Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments -- September 6-8, 2010 at Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel, Seoul, Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization is to be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from September 6 through 8 under the auspices of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of UNDESA.

The Inaugural General Assembly, hosted by the city of Seoul, is to bring together mayors, chief information officers, and IT experts from over 50 cities and local governments including Barcelona, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Nairobi, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Vladivostok.

The Inaugural General Assembly, opening under the theme of "e-Sharing for All", will discuss ways to achieve green growth utilizing IT technologies, advance administrative efficiency and transparency, and attain co-prosperity by resolving the digital divide between and among cities in the world.  At the opening session of the Assembly, Darrell M. West, Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will keynote the theme "e-Sharing for All", and the following meetings will discuss organizational statute, election of chair group, projects for international collaboration, and future development.  In addition, the exhibition on ICT products and services as well as the workshops concerning GIS, ubiquitous-City, Creative Commons License, and United Nations e-Cities Network are designed to share the latest knowledge and practices on e-governance.

World e-Governments Organization pursues sustainable city development based on e-government by fostering collaboration among e-governing cities, and it is to be officially launched in September, 2010 after years of preparation with the World e-Government Mayors Forum 2008 and the World Cities CIO Forum 2009.

World e-Governments Organization developed "e-Sharing for All Initiative" to coordinate the joint projects between cities with good practices and cities with request for benchmark on such practices. It is expected that the donor city will enjoy the benefits of improving its international profile, exerting leadership, and exploring overseas business opportunities while the recipient city will improve its administrative transparency and efficiency.

To access the latest news of World e-Governments Organization, visit http://www.we-gov.org .

For more information regarding the Inaugural General Assembly, contact:

Sunyoung Jung
Tel:   +82-2-6361-3116
Email: hymns97@seoul.go.kr 
Source: World e-Governments Organization
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