A regional workshop
on implementing e-Government opened today (31 May 2004)
at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok.
The meeting, set for 31 May – 4 June
2004, is co-organized by the United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian
Development Bank Institute and the Government of France.
In her welcoming remarks, UNESCAP’s Deputy Executive
Secretary, Mrs. Keiko Okaido, told participants that “Ultimately,
e-government is about reform. The benefits derived from
better governance through e-government may well be much
larger than the costs of e-government"
During the meeting participants
will discuss the current status and trends of implementing
e-Government, benefits and issues associated with implementing
e-Government strategy, ways to design e-Government for the
poor and legal aspects among others.
Over 50 participants, observers and resource persons from
15 countries attend the week-long seminar.
For further information please contact:
United Nations Information Services, UNESCAP, United
Nations Building, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200,
Thailand, Tel: (66) 02 288 1864-9, Fax: (66) 02 288 1052,