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23 December 2014
UNPOG-KAIST Joint Training Session on E-Government

The UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) jointly organised a Training Session on E-Government for KAIST Global IT Technology Program (ITTP) fellows on 16 December 2014 in KAIST Munji Campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. The objective of this Session was to extend UNPOG’s outreach activities and raise awareness on the UN E-Government Survey, E-Government Development Database and METER 3.0.

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23 December 2014
UNPAN Newsletter December 2014 Issue
UNPAN Newsletter Volume 12, Issue 4 - December 2014 is now available. Please click here to view.
17 December 2014
DPADM Welcomes Its New Director

Mr. Juwang Zhu has been appointed by the Secretary-General as Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs effective 1 December 2014. Mr. Zhu has over twenty-five years of experience working with the United Nations intergovernmental processes on sustainable development, including major UN conferences and summits, and with the Commission on Sustainable Development. Prior to his appointment as Director of DPADM, he served as a Chief in the Division for Sustainable Development where he led a team of analysts focusing on climate change, oceans, urbanization, transport and small island developing States. Mr. Zhu has served as Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, providing advice on policy and management issues, including policy and substantive advice to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Mr. Zhu was Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Conference.  In his previous assignments Mr. Zhu was also responsible for strengthening relations with business and civil society and for coordinating inter-agency affairs and partnerships for sustainable development.

11 December 2014
New Release: Compendium of Innovative E-Government Practices Vol. V
The Compendium of Innovative E-Government Practices Vol. V is now available.The new publication includes 111 cases organized by region, including Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

To read the Compendium of Innovative E-Government Practices Vol. V, please click here.
10 December 2014
Employment Opportunity

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management is seeking an Individual Contractor to provide substantive and organizational support to to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat for the implementation of project objectives, including liasing with stakeholders, maintaining relevant files and databases and preparation of relevant documentation. 

Interested candidates are invited to send a completed P-11 form, a CV, a relevant selected bibliography and a cover letter to the IGF Secretariat, at vacancies@intgovforum.org, by 17 December 2014.

For more information on this opportunity please click here.

Click here to download P-11 form.

09 December 2014
Measuring Citizen Engagement for Development Management

Senior government officials from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will meet in Cairo, Egypt, on 18 and 19 December at a Capacity Development Workshop on Implementing the Citizen Engagement Self-Assessment Questionnaire (CESAQ). Findings from the self-assessment will be shared during the 14th Annual General Conference organized by the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) – League of Arab States.

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02 December 2014
Special Session on ICT, E-Government and Women's Empowerment Organized by UNPOG

The UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of UNDESA organized a Special Session on “ICT, E-Government and Women’s Empowerment”, in collaboration with the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).  It was held on 18 November 2014 during the “Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review” in Bangkok, Thailand.  The Conference was organized by UNESCAP in cooperation with UN Women.

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02 December 2014
Employment Opportunity - Information Technology Assistant
The Information Technology Assistant position is located in the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) Management Unit of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The incumbent reports to the Governance and Public Administration Officer of the UNPAN Management Unit, and is under the general guidance of the Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management.

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01 December 2014
Employment Opportunity
DPADM is seeking national consultants for the project on Strengthening of Capacities of Developing Countries to Provide Access to Information for Sustainable Development through Open Government Data (OGD). The project objective is to demonstrate the potential and benefits of using OGD in advancing transparency, accountability and sustainable development in selected countries of Latin America and East Asia regions.

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Interested candidates should forward the completed P-11 form and CV to cachola@un.org with copy to korekyan@un.org and ceban@un.org by 11 January 2015. To download a P-11 form, please click here.

01 December 2014
UN E-Gov Survey 2014 Presented at the High-level Forum for Sustainable Development in South-Africa

Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief of the e-Government Branch of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of UNDESA, participated in the High-level Forum on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development. The theme of the Forum was ICT, Food Security and Sustainable Urbanization in the Post-2014 Agenda and it was held 17-18 November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Mr. Aquaro participated in a Panel together with the Prime Minister of Lesotho, Mr. Thomas Thabane and other high-ranking officials of African countries including Permanent Representatives to the UN. Mr. Aquaro presented the UN E-Government Survey 2014 and elaborated on ICT and e-government as tools supporting sustainable development, in general, and sustainable urbanization, in particular as well as emerging trends in ICT. The Forum was organized and supported by SS-SCSD, International Organization for South-South Cooperation (IOSSC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with support from the government of the Republic of South Africa. 

Photo: Lesotho Prime Minister Mr. Thomas Thabane - Photo credit: SSN and SS-SCSD 

Expert Group Meeting on Policy Integration in Government in Pursuit of the SDGs
Jan 28, 2015 to Dec 29, 2014
United Nations Secretariat, New York City

Developing Future Social Protection Systems Retirement Income
The paper aims to introduce the social security systems around the world - in developed countries and emerging markets alike - are facing substantial challenges as a result of changing demographics, fiscal constraints, economic instability and volatile financial markets. There is a need to not only address the long-term problems associated with these challenges, but also take short-term action.
26 December 2014
Can the World Cut Poverty in Half? How Policy Reform and Effective Aid Can Meet the International Development Goals
The paper develops a model of efficient aid in which the total volume of aid is endogenous. In particular, aid flows respond to policy improvements that create a better environment for poverty reduction and effective aid. The authors use the model to investigate scenarios of policy reform, more efficient aid, and greater volumes of aid that point the way to how the world can cut poverty in half in every major region of the world.
26 December 2014
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