Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub Mr. Alikhan Baimenov virtually presented the ACSH’s experience on topic “Eastern Europe and CIS: digitalisation to accelerate recovery from the pandemic and cooperation for public service excellence” during the 21st session of the UN High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation.
In his video message, Alikhan Baimenov outlined that “it is crucial for governments to design thoughtful strategy that promotes partnerships, social cohesion and eliminates digital divides.” He also mentioned that in order “to be inclusive, digital change requires a whole-of-society approach. Thus, the governments can develop advanced public services, enhance inter-institutional cooperation, and strengthen digital ecosystems”. Moreover, “disruptive technologies need to be shaped in a way that ensures transparent and open decision-making, excluding any possible abuse, and thereby ensuring citizens’ rights and freedoms.” – said Baimenov.
The session was aimed at facilitating cross-regional development solutions to attain inclusive recovery from the pandemic СOVID-19 and to get on track again on the pathway to the 2030 Agenda through South-South and Triangular cooperation.
The recording of the Session is available via following link: https://youtu.be/_vYQNeGI_yc?t=6515
High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation is the main policymaking body on South-South cooperation in the UN system. It is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. More information about the HLC on South-South Cooperation could be found via following link: https://unsouthsouth.org/our-work/policy-and-intergovernmental-support/high-level-committee-on-south-south-cooperation/21st-session/