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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on “E-Participation: Empowering People through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)”



The outcomes of the meeting are intended to provide important inputs to the work of the Commission for Social Development, in particular demonstrating the impact of ICTs and e-Participation on people's empowerment and how they can be used as a means to implement the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Published in 2013.

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU), organized an Expert Group Meeting on “E-Participation: Empowering People through Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)" from July 24-25 at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, as part of the preparations for the 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) that will take place in February 2014 and to promote the 2013 theme of the Economic and Social Council Annual Ministerial Review on Science, technology and innovation - as well as culture - for sustainable development".