The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) announced the release of the Arabic version of the United Nations E-Government Survey 2022, which monitors the level of progress in various indices related to digital transformation in 193 countries. The report release took place on the sidelines of the World Government Summit, with the participation of H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, TDRA Director General, and Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief of Digital Government Branch in the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government - UN DESA, which is the body responsible for issuing the report and following up on the development of digital government globally.
In the context of announcing the report release, H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar said: “The dissemination of digital knowledge in Arabic has an impact on more than 420 million Arabs and Arabic speakers in this region. We are proud that the UAE, which provided the Arab world with an inspiring model in digital transformation, embodies Its mission by transferring knowledge from its reliable sources to Arabic language, to serve the vast majority of Arab readers.”
He added: “We highly value our partnership with the UN and its various departments, foremost of which is the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and we are pleased that this partnership serves our goals and the goals of the countries of the region in creating a sustainable digital future, in line with the UN global mission.”
The release of the report included holding a workshop with the participation of TDRA, local digital governments and the United Nations. The workshop included discussions on the mechanisms for preparing the report and ways to develop them to serve the needs of the region and the particularity of the digital transformation process.
The Arabic language is one of the six official languages of the UN, in which the report is issued. The UAE, represented by TDRA, prepares the Arabic version of the report, and coordinates with the UN to publish it on a global and regional scale with the aim of disseminating digital knowledge and improving the digital transformation capabilities of the Arab countries based on the latest international standards, developments and experiences.
The report monitors the world countries in related indices, foremost of which is the E-Government Development Index (EGDI), Online Services Index (OSI), E-Participation Index (EPI), Telecommunications Infrastructure Index (TII), and Human Capital Index (HCI). The UAE is ranked first in the Arab region in all of these indices, which allows it to support other Arab countries in this regard.
The report presents success stories and experiences from countries around the world in various digital applications that help create a real impact on societies based on ICT. The UAE had a large share of those experiences that can be beneficial for countries of the region.
The UAE has handled the translation of the UN report to Arabic since 2018, under an MoU with the United Nations. The UAE publishes the report on the government official portal and arranges for its publication on the portal of the UN DESA to be available for all interested countries, institutions and individuals.
Click here to view the report.
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