Seoul Welcomes Mayors and CIOs from Over 50 Cities Worldwide!

By World E-governments Organization, PRNE
Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments — September 6-8, 2010 at Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel, Seoul, Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, August 23, 2010 - The Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization is
to be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from September 6 through 8 under
the auspices of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of

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The Inaugural General Assembly, hosted by the city of Seoul, is to bring
together mayors, chief information officers, and IT experts from over 50
cities and local governments including Barcelona, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Mumbai,
Nairobi, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Vladivostok.

The Inaugural General Assembly, opening under the theme of "e-Sharing for
All", will discuss ways to achieve green growth utilizing IT technologies,
advance administrative efficiency and transparency, and attain co-prosperity
by resolving the digital divide between and among cities in the world. At the
opening session of the Assembly, Darrell M. West, Vice President of
Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at
the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will keynote the theme
"e-Sharing for All", and the following meetings will discuss organizational
statute, election of chair group, projects for international collaboration,
and future development. In addition, the exhibition on ICT products and
services as well as the workshops concerning GIS, ubiquitous-City, Creative
Commons License, and United Nations e-Cities Network are designed to share
the latest knowledge and practices on e-governance.

World e-Governments Organization pursues sustainable city development
based on e-government by fostering collaboration among e-governing cities,
and it is to be officially launched in September, 2010 after years of
preparation with the World e-Government Mayors Forum 2008 and the World
Cities CIO Forum 2009.

World e-Governments Organization developed "e-Sharing for All Initiative"
to coordinate the joint projects between cities with good practices and
cities with request for benchmark on such practices. It is expected that the
donor city will enjoy the benefits of improving its international profile,
exerting leadership, and exploring overseas business opportunities while the
recipient city will improve its administrative transparency and efficiency.

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    For more information regarding the Inaugural General Assembly, contact:

     Sunyoung Jung
     Tel: +82-2-6361-3116

Sunyoung Jung, +82-2-6361-3116, hymns97 at

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