On Thursday 28 February the President of the ASGP visited New York for the Second meeting of the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in parliament, in his capacity as advisor to the board.
After the meeting of the board the World e-Parliament Report 2008 was launched. The Report is based on the responses and comments provided by 105 assemblies from around the world to a survey on the use of ICT in parliament, which was conducted between July and November 2007. The ASGP supported the survey by providing information on its website and at the meeting in Geneva in October 2007. The report also draws on experiences exchanged during the World e-Parliament Conference 2007, organized jointly by the IPU, the ASGP and the Global Centre for ICT in parliament. The World e-Parliament Report 2008 represents a first effort to establish a baseline of how parliaments are using, or planning to use ICT to help them fulfill their responsibilities and to connect to their constituencies. The Report also provides an opportunity for sharing lessons learned and good practices from different regions of the world. For more information, see: http://www.ictparliament.org/
While in New York, the President of the ASGP also attended a High-level Dialogue on Global Citizenship and Information Technology: the Right of Access to Information. The President made an intervention during the session.