The United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) was launched in 1999 by the Division for Public Administration, which was under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and became operational in 2001. The long-term objective of UNPAN is to build the capacity of regional and national institutions in order to access, process, and distribute relevant information for the promotion of better public administration and governance by means of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The EROPA has been designated as one of the Online Regional Centers (ORCs) of the UNPAN in the same year. Since then, the organization has been an active collaborator in the said network.
2017 has created a new landmark for the warm relations between the EROPA and the UNPAN as the former recorded more than 500 contributions for the said year. This is significantly larger than the average annual contribution of EROPA in recent years, which amounted to around 300 from 2012 to 2016. The most featured countries among EROPA's contributions are the following: Philippines (34.6%), the People's Republic of China (8.3%), Japan (7.9%), Indonesia (7.1%), and India (6.7%). Nevertheless, the organization continually makes efforts to diversify source nations as much as possible, considering the wide coverage of EROPA's networks and linkages.
Other countries featured among EROPA's contributions include Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, some contributions dealt with regional and international news and trends. More popular EROPA contributions in the UNPAN were featured in this website to operate similar to the styles of news aggregators or media aggregators. This helps direct more traffic to both the EROPA and the UNPAN.
EROPA also received excellent coverage from the UNPAN in 2017 as it was featured in all four editions of the UNPAN Newsletter for the entire year. The organization was only featured twice in the said publication in 2012, and once in 2013. With these encouraging developments, it is expected to continue throughout 2018. To provide the organization feedback on its online services, one can answer the survey embedded in the main page. As of 2017, EROPA's online services achieved 90% satisfaction rate.
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