Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
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Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) provides secretariat support to the United Nations Programme on Public Administration and Development. It assists the Member States of the United Nations in fostering efficient, effective, transparent, accountable, clean and citizen-centered public governance, administration and services through innovation and technology to achieve the internationally agreed development goals including the MDGs.

Our Mandates

The mandates of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management are defined by resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly (GA) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
The following resolutions and decisions are of particular relevance to the area of public administration.  They include reference to reports by the Committee of Experts on Public Administration, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, and World Summit on the Information Society.

A - General Assembly
E - Economic and Social Council

Public Administration and Development

19 December 2014 - A/RES/69/228
Promoting and fostering the efficiency, accountability, effectiveness and transparency of public administration by strengthening supreme audit institutions
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
29 October 2013 - E/RES/2013/23
Resolution included in the Report of the 12th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration
Arabic | ChineseEnglishFrenchRussian |Spanish
21 December 2012 - A/RES/67/218
Promoting transparency, participation and accountability in fiscal policies
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish 
18 September 2012 - E/RES/2012/28
Resolution included in the Report of the 11th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
22 December 2011 - A/RES/66/223
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish  
8 April 2011 - E/2011/22
Resolution included in the Report of the 10th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
8 April 2011 - E/2011/2
Resolution included in the Report of the 9th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
21 Aug 2009 - E/2009/INF/2/Add.1
Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2009  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
15 Aug 2008 - E/2008/32
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
10 Mar 2008 - A/RES/62/207
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Second Committee (A/62/423/Add.3)] 
62/207. Human resources development 

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
4 Jan 2008 - E/2007/38
Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its resumed substantive session of 2007  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
28 Jul 2006 - E/2006/47
Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2006
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
17 Mar 2006 - A/RES/60/34
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
26 Oct 2005 - E/RES/2005/55
Resolution and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its resumed substantive session of 2005  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
9 Jun 2005 - E/RES/2005/3
Public administration and development  
Arabic| Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
8 Feb 2005 - A/RES/59/55
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
6 Aug 2004 - E/DEC/2004/302
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
11 Mar 2004 - A/RES/58/231
Public administration and development 
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
25 Jul 2003 - E/RES/2003/60
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
3 Jul 2003 - A/RES/57/270 B
Integrated and coordinated implementation of and followup to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
7 Mar 2003 - A/RES/57/277
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
19 Dec 2002 - E/RES/2002/40
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
20 Dec 2002 - E/DEC/2002/201B
Appointment of the Committee Experts on Public Administration
28 Feb 2002 - A/RES/56/213
Public administration and development
Arabic | Chinese | English| French | Russian| Spanish 
10 Jan 2002 - E/RES/2001/45
Restructuring and revitalization of the Group of Experts on the United Nations Programme in Public Administration and Finance
27 Jul 2000 - E/2000/231
Recommendations made by the Group of Experts on the United Nations Programme in Public Administration and Finance at its fifteenth meeting
23 Feb 1999 - A/RES/53/201
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
1 May 1996 - A/RES/50/225
Public administration and development  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
28 Feb 1995 - A/RES/49/136
Public administration and development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish
24 May 1967 - E/RES/1199 ((XLII)
Public administration and development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish 
23 Oct 1953 - A/RES/723 (VIII)
Technical assistance in public administration
12 Jan 1952 - A/RES/518 (VI)
Technical assistance activities under General Assembly resolutions 200 (III), 246 (III) and 418 (V)
4 Dec 1948 - A/RES/246 (III)
International facilities for the promotion of training in public administration

United Nations Millennium Declaration

21 March 2011- E/2011/L.4
 Multi-year Programme of Work for the Annual Ministerial Reviews of the Economic and
Social Council for the Period 2012-2014

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
17 Sept 2010 - A/65/L.1  [Para 78 (v)]
Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
27 Jun 2002 - A/RES/55/2
United Nations Millennium Declaration  
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
27 Mar 2000 - A/54/2000
We the peoples: the role of the United Nations in the twenty-first century

United Nations World Summit Outcome

27 Aug 2014 - E/RES/2014/27
WSIS Assessment of the Progress Made
[ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussian | Spanish]
24 Oct 2013 - E/RES/2013/9 - WSIS - Assessment of the Progress Made
[ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussian | Spanish]
17 Aug 2012 - E/RES/2012/5
WSIS - Assessment of the Progress Made
[ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussian | Spanish]
26 July 2011 - 2011/16
WSIS - Assessment of the Progress Made
[Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]
14 Aug 2010E/2010/INF/2/Add.1 - 2010/2
WSIS - Assessment of the Progress Made
[Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]
21 Aug 2009E/2009/INF/2/Add.1 - 2009/7
WSIS - Assessment of the Progress Made
[Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]
11 Jun 2007 - A/62/89 - E/2007/76
WSIS - Implementation and Follow-up of Outcomes
[Arabic| Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]
15 Jun 2006 - E/2006/85 
WSIS - Recommendations and Follow-up Process
[Arabic| Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]
24 Oct 2005 - A/RES/60/1
2005 World Summit Outcome
[Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

WSIS Geneva Declaration of Principles

18 Nov 2005 - Tunis Commitment - WSIS-05/TUNIS/DOC/7-E

15 Nov 2005 - Tunis Agenda for the Information Society - WSIS-05/TUNIS/DOC/6 (Rev. 1)-E
12 Dec 2003 - Declaration of Principles - Building the Information Society: a global challenge in the new MillenniumDocument - WSIS-03/GENEVA/DOC/4-E
 

ICTs for Development

21 Jan 2015 - A/RES/69/204
Information and communication technologies for development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
15 Jan 2014 - A/RES/68/198
Information and communication technologies for development
and other relevant resolutions for 2013
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
5 Feb 2013 - A/RES/67/195
Information and communication technologies for development
and other relevant resolutions for 2012
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
6 Feb 2012 - A/RES/66/184
Information and communication technologies for development
Report of the Second Committee - Agenda Item 16 (WSIS)
 ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussian | Spanish
2 Feb 2011 - A/RES/65/141
Information and communication technologies for development
Report of the Second Committee - Agenda Item 17 (IGF)
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
12 March 2010 - A/RES/64/212
Science and technology for development
Arabic | ChineseEnglishFrenchRussian |Spanish
9 Feb 2010 - A/RES/64/187
Information and communication technologies for development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
2 Dec 2009 - A/63/411
Information and communication technologies for development
Report of the Second Committee
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
28 Oct 2009 - A/C.2/64/L.11
Building connectivity through the Trans-Eurasian Information Superhighway
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
28 Jan 2009 - A/RES/63/202
Information and communication technologies for development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
19 Dec 2008 - A/RES/63/202
Information and communication technologies for development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
31 Jan 2008 - A/RES/62/182
Information and communication technologies for development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic
| Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
17 Mar 2006 - A/RES/60/34
Public administration and development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
7 Mar 2003 - A/RES/57/277
Public administration and development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
4 Mar 2003 - A/RES/57/295
Information and communication technologies for development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
4 Apr 2002 - A/RES/56/258
Meeting of the General Assembly devoted to information and communication technologies for development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish
29 Jan 2002 - A/RES/56/239
Information and communication technologies for development: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian |Spanish

Action Against Corruption

18 December 2014 - A/RES/69/199
Preventing and combating corrupt practices and the transfer of proceeds of corruption, facilitating asset recovery and returning such assets to legitimate owners, in particular to countries of origin, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish 

28 Oct 2011 - Resolution 4/1 
Adopted by the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption - Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption
English

21 Nov 2003 - A/RES/58/4
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - United Nations Convention against Corruption
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish | German

22 Jan 2001 - A/RES/55/61
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - An Effective International Legal Instrument against Corruption
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish | German

25 Jan 2001 - A/RES/55/188
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - Preventing and Combating Corrupt Practices and Illegal Transfer of Funds and Repatriation of Such Funds to the Countries of Origin
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish | German

27 Jan 2002 - A/RES/54/205
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - Prevention of Corrupt Practices and Illegal Transfer of Funds
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish | German

25 Jan 1999 - A/RES/53/176
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - Action against Corruption and Bribery in International Commercial Transactions
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

2 Feb 1998 - A/RES/52/87
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - International Cooperation against Corruption and Bribery in International Commercial Transactions
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

21 Feb 1997 - A/RES/51/191
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - International Cooperation against Corruption and Bribery in International Commercial Transactions
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian| Spanish

28 Jan 1997 - A/RES/51/59
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly - Action against Corruption -Annex: United Nations International Code of Conduct for Public Officials
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish


International Cooperation in Tax Matters

15 Aug 2000 - E/2000/INF/2/Add.2
Recommendations made by the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters at its ninth meeting

Developing Human Resources for Development

23 Mar 2010 - A/RES/64/218
Human resources development
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | RussianSpanish
20 Dec 1995 - A/RES/50/105
Developing human resources for development

Business and Development

22 Dec 1999 - A/RES/54/204
Business and development
18 Dec 1997 - A/RES/52/209
Business and development
20 Dec 1995 - A/RES/50/106
Business and development

Support by the United Nations System of the Efforts of Governments to Promote and
Consolidate New or Restored Democracies

24 Nov 2003 - A/RES/58/13
Implementation of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations related to assistance to third States affected by the application of sanctions
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