Our Activities


  • 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.

  • Between 02 and 20 September 2013, the Parliament of Montenegro received a technical assistance mission supported by the EU Delegation to Montenegro, with the aim to consider and develop terms of references for the implementation of a parliamentary legislative information system - supported by the EU/EC. With the system the Parliament envisages to become more open and transparent in providing access to information, documentation, and events as they occur in the legislative process.

  • The World e-Parliament Conference 2014 will be held in Seoul on 8, 9 and 10 May 2014 at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. The World e-Parliament Conference is the biennial forum of the community of parliaments on their use of information and communication technologies (ICT). It addresses, from both the policy and technical perspectives, how ICT can help improve representation, law-making and oversight and increase parliament’s openness, accessibility, accountability and effectiveness. The overarching theme of the Word e-Parliament Conference 2014 is “Lessons learned and future horizons”. By focusing on this theme, the sixth World e-Parliament Conference intends to take stock of the progress made by the parliamentary community in responding to citizens’ calls for greater institutional openness and dialogue. At the same time, it will look at the emerging and future challenges that parliaments will need to address to keep pace with technological change in society.
    The preliminary agenda, a document outlining the goals, expectations and structure of the World e-Parliament Conference 2014, a practical information note and the registration form are available on the web site http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/eparl14.htm

  • The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of Uruguay,  organized a three-day Regional Workshop for Latin American parliaments on “ICT Strategic Planning and Use of Social Media in Parliaments”, hosted by the Parliament of Uruguay in Montevideo on 23, 24 and 25 October 2013.

    The workshop was organized within the framework of the Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean (ENPLAC) and built on previous activities carried out by UN/DESA in Latin America through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and the project funded through the United Nations Development Account Supporting the Establishment of a Latin American Parliamentary Knowledge Network.

  • Two technical assistance missions of one week took place in each parliament of the SADC region. Each mission was conducted by a team of two/three experts, preferably IT staff of more technologically-advanced parliaments, who worked with the staff of the beneficiary parliament. The first mission aimed to carry out an assessment of the state of ICT of the parliament and outline gaps and opportunities for future strategic recommendations for its improvement. The second mission focused on the preparation of the strategic plan.

  • 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.

  • In July, the Inter-Parliamentary Union fielded a mission to the Parliament of Myanmar to validate the findings of an ICT assessment conducted in 2012 with the support of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and to assist the Parliament in developing a roadmap.

  • The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament will attend the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013, which represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. This forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. The agenda and program of the WSIS Forum is built on the basis of official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process.