This is the presentation on ICT Access & e-Government, by Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), delivered during ESCAP-DESA Roundtable on ICT Access and e-Government for Achieving the MDGs, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 18 June 2010.
This is the presentation on "Enabling legal environment for paperless trade" by Mr. Luca Castellani, Head, The Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) delivered during Regional Expert Consultation on Connecting Asia-Pacific's Digital Society for Building Resilience held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5-6 September 2012.
The Report is a result of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction, Second Session organized by Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) in Bangkok from 29 June to 1 July 2011.
This information note is prepared by the secretariat based on two publications—Disaster Proofing Millennium Development Goals, and Disaster risk reduction: an instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, brought out by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) recently.
Asia and the Pacific is at the forefront of the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution, ranking as the largest producer and exporter and as one of the main consumers of ICT. Understanding the benefits and costs of ICT has become more complex, making it more challenging for policymakers to analyse its social, economic and environmental impact. Consequently, governments urgently need accurate, relevant and internationally comparable data.
The Government of Sri Lanka presents its compliments to the secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and has the honour to transmit to the secretariat the text of the outcome document of the Regional Expert Consultation on Connecting a Digital Society in Asia and the Pacific in order to Build Resilience, held in Colombo on 5 and 6 September 2012, and further requests that the outcome document be brought to the