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WorldReach – UK Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 Official Suppliers

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October 1, 2018

WorldReach Software has yet again qualified as official service suppliers for UK’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 (DOS 3) framework. DOS 3 is a part of the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace. Buying and selling through DOS frameworks reduces the time and cost traditionally associated with procurement. It gives more suppliers the opportunity to support digital transformation across the whole of the UK public sector. DOS 3 replaces DOS 2 and is available as of October 1, 2018.

The company was approved for both “Outcomes” (project teams) and “Specialists” (individual experts). Qualified specialist categories include: Business Analysts, Data Architects, Data Engineers, Delivery Managers, Dev Ops Engineers, Designers, Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Service Managers and Technical Architects, Performance Analysts, and Product Managers.

“WorldReach has been supplying software solutions and services to the UK Government since 2001, “said Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach Software. “DOS 3 offers a streamlined procurement vehicle for the UK Government to avail itself of WorldReach’s project team expertise and individual skill sets in Immigration & Border Management, Passport & Secure ID and Consular Digital Services.”

For additional information on DOS 3, please visit: https://ccsagreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/node/7367

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration and visa, passport, border management, and consular organizations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information, please visit: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, (613) 742-6482

Global Consular Forum Adopts 1st Statement on Global Consular Cooperation

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SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Yonhap) — The Global Consular Forum (GCF) adopted a statement on Thursday, documenting countries’ resolve for closer cooperation on consular issues, the first statement adopted by the high-level government body since it was launched in 2013.

The GCF, which aims to better protect tourists and residents in foreign countries, adopted the Seoul Consensus Statement on Consular Cooperation at the closing of its three-day gathering in the city of Songdo, west of Seoul. It was the third meeting of the GCF since its inaugural gathering in London.

Senior consular officials from 33 countries including the U.S., China, Japan, France and Britain joined the global forum. Also, 19 international organizations and private companies such as South Korean mobile telephone operators and airlines joined to discuss their contribution to improving consular services.

The participating countries shared their understanding for international collaboration in providing better consular services to their nationals traveling or residing in foreign countries, especially amid an increasing number of cross-border threats by terrorists and natural disasters.

The countries committed to enhancing multilateral cooperation in key areas like promoting safe travel culture, responding to crises and disasters, and providing consular services to migrant workers, according to the statement,

They also agreed to focus on the GCF format in further strengthening consular cooperation.

“We note that 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations coming into force in 1967. The convention enables and facilitates the delivery of consular services,” a copy of the statement read. “Meetings of the (Global Consular) forum provide an opportunity to discuss the past and future benefits and challenges in the practical implementation of the convention.”

The Vienna Convention, an international treaty ratified by 179 countries, allows consuls to operate in host countries to protect the interests of their countrymen and deepen bilateral relations between host and sending countries.

On the sidelines of the latest forum, South Korea held bilateral talks with senior consular officials from Britain, Mongolia, the Philippines and Mexico.

“The forum has provided an opportunity to share experiences and opinions of many countries on the consular field and its development,” said South Korea’s Ambassador for Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs Han Dong-man, who also co-chaired the forum.

“Officials from international organizations and private companies joined the forum for the first time to discuss ways they could contribute to consular services. Their participation has been very meaningful,” he said

Also see: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2016/10/27/0200000000AEN20161027009400315.html?input=rss

WorldReach at Global Consular Forum in the Republic of Korea

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October 24, 2016

WorldReach Software is honoured to be participating in the Stakeholders Day of the Third Meeting of the Global Consular Forum (GCFIII) to be held at the Incheon Oakwood Premier in Songdo, Republic of Korea October 25, 2016.

The Global Consular Forum is an informal, broadly based grouping of countries interested in achieving excellence in the delivery of consular and emergency services through dialogue, practitioners’ cooperation and multi-stakeholders partnerships. 60+ senior consular participants from 40 countries are expected to attend this 2016 event.  This year’s focus revolves around unresolved challenges and emerging trends in the industry from the perspective of consular prevention and intervention. WorldReach has been invited to share their expertise and insights on the world of consular protection services (defined as the assistance provided to citizens travelling, living or working abroad. These services range broadly from the provision of travel advice and advisories, to providing direct service to citizens abroad, such as delivering urgent assistance during consular and emergency crises). 

Both Gordon Wilson, President, and Steven Grant, Director of Business Development will be representing WorldReach at this by-invitation-only, prestigious consular event. WorldReach is also a proud sponsor of the Global Consular Forum.

Global Consular Forum discussions – Yonhap News

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for both government organizations as well as individual travellers. WorldReach supplies consular, passport/ePassport and eVisa/Electronic Travel Authorization software and fosters best practices used by more than 3000 daily users in over 950 sites, making it the leading company providing global consular software solutions for Foreign Affairs.  Customers include government ministries and departments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

International Consular Officers Forum Passes the 2500 Members Mark

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July 13, 2016

(Ottawa, ON  Canada) One day shy of the International Consular Officers Forum’s first anniversary, membership has reached more than 2,500 members – a number that WorldReach Software organizers never expected to reach so quickly.

This industry forum, created by WorldReach as a neutral but active advocate for the consular community, is the first of its kind focused solely on the topics that concern consular officers.  Forums exist elsewhere for passports and visas, for honourary consuls and ambassadors, for crisis management and emergency preparedness. But this LinkedIn Forum is the only place for consular officers, who may be responsible for some or all of these tasks, to come together and share news, consular trends and best practices, problems and successes.

While our members are mainly consular officers, we also have consuls and ambassadors, as well as trade commissioners, development professionals, aid workers, migration managers, accountants, HR managers, and students. Members also encompass virtually every country in the world, making this open dialog venue a truly global affair.

For more information on this forum, or if you would like to join, please visit: International Consular Officers Forum

 

 

WorldReach Services via UK Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework

Digital Marketplace Supplier

March 16, 2016

(Ottawa, ON) WorldReach Software is happy to announce the company’s official approval as service suppliers for the Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework (DOS), which will sit alongside G-Cloud and Crown Hosting in the UK Digital Marketplace. WorldReach was approved for both “Outcomes” (or Project Teams) as well as “Specialists” including: Business Analysts, Delivery Managers, Designers, Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts. Service Managers and Technical Architects.

The aim of the Digital Marketplace is to make the commissioning process simpler, clearer and faster. Buying and selling through the DOS framework will: reduce the time and cost traditionally associated with procurement; allow buyers and suppliers to talk to each other so they can decide whether there is a good fit; and give more suppliers the opportunity to support digital transformation across the whole of the public sector.

“WorldReach Software has a long history of working closely with and supplying software solutions and products to UK Government Departments since 2001. We are happy to have another collaborative procurement venue to offer our consular, immigration and border management expertise and services in support of the government’s digital transformation mandates,” said Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach Software.

For additional information on DOS, please visit: https://digitalmarketplace.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/27/digital-outcomes-and-specialists-an-overview/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software supplies consular, passport and eVisa/Electronic Travel Authorization software and fosters best practices used by more than 3000 daily users in over 950 sites, making it the leading company providing global consular software solutions for Foreign Affairs. WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for both government organizations as well as individual travellers. Customers include government ministries and departments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482