The World e-Parliament Conference 2009 took place at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., on 3, 4 and 5 November 2009. The conference was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament. The conference built on the outcome of the second World e-Parliament Conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels in 2008, as well as on the findings of the World e Parliament Report 2008. It provided a platform to exchange views on the latest trends and different modalities of implementation of new technologies in legislatures with a view to identify good practices in the areas of representation, transparency, accountability, openness, and effectiveness.
This report summarizes the presentations and practices showcased during the different sessions and highlights the main points of discussion. In the document the proceedings are grouped under six chapters with the purpose of reflecting the overall structure of the conference while keeping the focus on the specific nature of the sessions.