The Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament
The Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament was a joint initiative of IPU and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs that was launched in November 2005.
Its objectives were to:
Foster the introduction of ICT in parliaments to increase transparency and effectiveness and strengthen their central role as promoters of good governance and democracy.
Reinforce the role of parliaments in establishing the legislative frameworks required for the development of sustainable ICT policies and an inclusive Information Society.
Increase citizens' access to parliaments activities and documentation, thereby improving openness and accountability in legislatures.
Find new modalities of coordination between the international community and parliaments in supporting ICT-related initiatives, both in their research and operational aspects.
The Global Centre acted as a clearing house for information and research on the use of ICT in parliaments, and promoted a structured dialogue among parliaments and other organizations, in order to enhance the sharing of experiences, the identification of good practices and the implementation of appropriate solutions.
Last update: 24 May 2019