About the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
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The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament operates from Rome (Italy) with specialized and dedicated staff focusing on analysis and research, information management, capacity building and skills development, advocacy and networking, and integration of new technologies in parliamentary practices.
The work of the Centre is guided by a Board composed of Speakers/Presidents of Parliament. The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations serve as ex officio members. The President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliament (ASGP) serves as Advisor to the Board and in this capacity participates in its meetings.
The Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament is a joint initiative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and a group of national and regional parliaments launched in November 2005 on the occasion of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.
Launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in cooperation with the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) on the occasion of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in November 2005, the Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament responds to the common desire to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented information society, where legislatures are empowered to better fulfil their constitutional functions through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).