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Jul 09, 2014 - Nicaragua publishes document on procedures in parliaments
The document includes information such as the form of government of the country, the organization of Parliament, holders of a right of legislative initiative and the requirements for such activity, as well as other information regarding legislative action. The document also presents standards related to these issues.
Mar 10, 2014 - Transparency and Open Parliament Week – From access to information to open government
From 10 to 14 March, the Senate of the Republic of Mexico will host the Transparency and Open Parliament Week - From access to information to open government. The meeting purpose is to generate interest on the advances and challenges related to transparency and open parliament, as well as promoting dialogue between various stakeholders about pending themes on the transparency and open parliament agenda.
Feb 03, 2014 - World e-Parliament Conference 2014 will be held in May
The World e-Parliament Conference is the biennial forum of the community of parliaments on their use of information and communication technologies (ICT). It addresses, from both the policy and technical perspectives, how ICT can help improve representation, law-making and oversight and increase parliament’s openness, accessibility, accountability and effectiveness.
Jan 31, 2014 - IDB document on budgetary process is available
The link to the document "Strengthening the Capacities of Parliaments in the Budget Process" is in the "Public Financial Management Blog".
Jan 29, 2014 - IDB document on budgetary process is available
The link to the document "Strengthening the Capacities of Parliaments in the Budget Process" is in the "Public Financial Management Blog".
Jan 16, 2014 - National Assembly of Nicaragua forwards information to RIPALC
The Chamber's Correspondent informs about the election of the new Board of Directors and forwards the International Parliamentary Newsletter.
Oct 23, 2013 - RIPALC´s Executive Committee approves more flexible rules for theme communities
The Executive Committee authorized the network´s Secretariat to create more flexible theme communities, with the participation of servants from all the parliaments of the region, whether this parliaments belong or not to RIPALC. The Secretariat will also be able to invite specialists from other region´s parliaments to share experiences and knowledge.
Oct 10, 2013 - RIPALC co-organizes events in the Parliament of Uruguay
Between October 22th and 25th, the Parliament of Uruguay will host two important events in the ambit of the Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean – RIPALC. One of them is the 1st Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Network. The other is the Regional Workshop on ICT Strategic Planning and Use of Social Media in Parliaments.
Feb 15, 2013 - IPU conducts research on salary of parliamentarians
The questionnaire was sent to all groups that belong to the institution and to the Secretaries General of non-members Parliaments. The IPU expected the official participation of all. The new data will be included in the database PARLINE and a thorough analysis of the situation and official worldwide will be published in the second half of 2013.
May 31, 2012 - RIPALC co-sponsors introductory course on Legislative XML
RIPALC members and IT staff from Latin American and Caribbean Parliiaments can follow the course via the following link: http://edemocracia.camara.gov.br/web/espaco-livre/xml-english?salaId=4306
May 29, 2012 - RIPALC will be the subject of speeches in international events
During this week, the RIPALC will be the subject of two international events. One of them is the regional workshop of Caribbean Countries “The Impact of New Technologies in the Transformation of the Legislative Branch: From Awareness to Action”, which will take place in Barbados. The other event is the First Meeting of the Parliamentary Libraries of the South Cone, which will take place in Argentina.
Mar 15, 2012 - Global survey for ICT in Parliaments
The reports are intended to help the Legislative Houses to build a common knowledge base among the parliaments, to help to take them to modernize their processes and promote an international debate on ICT in Parliament.
Feb 28, 2012 - Meeting discusses transparency and open document standards
Between 27 and 29 February, the U.S. House of Representatives holds the International Meeting on Transparency and Open Data in Parliaments. The event aims to identify best practices on transparency and open documents standards in parliaments and promote exchange of experiences.
Feb 24, 2012 - ENPLAC receives its first research request
The research about Strategic Management in Parliaments aims at carrying out a comparative study on the subject, given that the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is starting its second strategic planning cycle for the 2012-2023 period.
Jan 17, 2012 - Nicaragua's National Assembly Elects new Board of Directors
On January 9th, the National Assembly of Nicaragua elected its new Board of Directors, which will serve for two years. The seven positions in the Board of Directors were approved by the absolute majority of the deputies.
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Sep 26, 2011 - UK parliamentary network invites to Conference
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) will host the first International Parliamentary Conference on the Millennium Development Goals. The event will take place at the Houses of Parliament, London, between November 28 to 2 December 2011, and is unique to MPs.
Aug 13, 2011 - ENPLAC is presented at IFLA's pre-Conference
The Director of RIPALC’s Secretariat presented issues concerning the network’s organizational chart and governance, as well as the events which led to its creation and current status. Adolfo Furtado also highlighted the main challenges RIPALC will face in the short and medium run. The event took place in Puerto Rico’s Legislative Assembly, between August 13 and 15.
Aug 10, 2011 - ENPLAC is one of the themes of IFLA’s 77th Annual Conference
The creation of the Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean (ENPLAC) and its recent developments will be presented by its Director of the Secretariat, Adolfo Furtado. The panels take place on 13th and 15th of this month during the pre-conference of IFLA's Section of Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments.
Jun 08, 2011 - Secretariat of ENPLAC asks for appointment of the Correspondents
Letters were sent to the members of ENPLAC requesting that they appoint their Correspondents and complete a form with data from the Legislative House and its members. Each parliament will have a Correspondent and a Deputy Correspondent, who will be the link between parliament and the other members of the network.
Apr 20, 2011 - ENPLAC has statute approved at a meeting in Panama
Document with the terms of the statute of ENPLAC was signed by the General Secretaries of Latin America and the Caribbean Parliaments, after discussion in a meeting in Panama on April 15.
Apr 15, 2011 - Secretaries General of Latin American and Caribbean parliaments discuss operation of the new collaboration network
Issues such as digital revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean, its impact on the legislative branches and the establishment of a network of interparliamentary cooperation were discussed at the event
Apr 08, 2011 - Panama National Assembly send th first request to ENPLAC
A questionnaire about the existence, organization and operation of standing committees of Science and Technology is the first experience of sharing knowledge within the ENPLAC
Apr 07, 2011 - Secretaries General of Latin American and Caribbean parliaments will discuss collaboration network
RIPALC network will be presented and discussed in an International Workshop that will convene Secretaries General of Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held prior to the ASGP meeting.
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