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15 May 2018
UN Public Service Forum Panel Discussion

On 11 May 2018, a panel on the UN Public Service Forum (UNPSF) was held at UN Headquarters in New York. The panel brought together the current and several former host countries of the UNPSF to discuss how the Forum could be further leveraged as a global platform to promote policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning on innovative approaches to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more.

09 May 2018
Divisional name changed to Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has been renamed as the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG). The new name reflects the realignment of the Division’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The change is part of a larger reorganization of DESA to better support Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  DPIDG’s organigramme can be viewed here.

07 May 2018
UNPAN Partner's Meeting during 17th Session of CEPA

UNPAN partners met during the 17th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) held at the UN Headquarters in New York.  The meeting was opened by Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division and Officer-in-Charge of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of UN DESA. In line with the principles of integration and transformation expressed in the 2030 Agenda, UNPAN partners agreed to revitalize UNPAN’s core mission as a network of institutions, with an emphasis on producing and managing knowledge through thematic sub-groups in support of the sustainable development goals. UNPAN Members agreed in principle to contribute to a holistic governance and public institutions framework for capacity development by sharing good practices, methodologies and tools in SDG-related sub-thematic areas. More information here.

26 April 2018
CEPA to discuss readying institutions for SDG implementation

The 17th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) discussed three overarching issues from a variety of perspectives, namely: (1) Readying institutions and policies for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (2) building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; and, (3) supporting the transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies by enhancing and equipping institutions. The Committee adopted an input to the High-level Political Forum and a draft resolution for ECOSOC. The CEPA meeting took place from 23 to 27 April at the UN Headquarters in New York. More information is available here

04 April 2018
Compendium of national institutional arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda

In order to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many countries have been adapting their policy and institutional frameworks and are actively mobilizing all parts of government, parliaments, supreme audit institutions, as well as non-state actors. Based on the information provided by the 64 countries that presented voluntarily reviews of implementation of the SDGs at the high-level political forum at the UN in 2016 and 2017, the compendium of national institutional arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects institutional approaches taken by countries facing different contexts and circumstances. The compendium aims to facilitate exchanges on institutional practices and lessons learned among governments and other stakeholders, thereby helping them to support the realization of the SDGs. The compendium is available here.

04 April 2018
World Public Sector Report 2018

The World Public Sector Report 2018 (WPSR 2018) examines how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report examines key challenges and opportunities for integrated approaches from the perspective of public administration, highlighting experiences from past decades both at the systemic and sectoral levels. It also examines how governments across the world have chosen to address existing interlinkages among the SDGs, and the implications of this for public administration and public institutions. The report thus aims to produce a comprehensive empirical analysis of policy integration for the SDGs at the national level, with a view to drawing lessons on how emerging initiatives aiming to enhance policy and institutional integration might lead to long-term success in achieving the SDGs, in different developmental and governance contexts. More information is available here.

19 December 2017
Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development
The benefits of Open Government Data (OGD) and enhanced access to public information are very relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) developed a “Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development”. The guide compiles findings from the capacity development activities conducted by DESA/DPADM. The project raised awareness of OGD requirements and helped Bangladesh, Nepal, Panama and Uruguay in developing action plans for implementing OGD initiatives. The Guide can be accessed here.
05 December 2017
Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa
A Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa, organized by UNDESA, UNDP, UNITAR and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), in cooperation with UNECA, will take place from 11 - 13 December 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Symposium brings together participants from all African countries and aims to provide a common space for debate and learning on how to implement the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 in an integrated fashion. The effective implementation of both agendas is hinged on good governance, strong democratic institutions and professional public service. The Symposium will also reflect on how to take whole of government and whole of society approaches to implement in various country situations. More information can be found here.          
20 November 2017
2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences
The call-for-papers for the 2018 IIAS Congress, to be held in Tunis on June 25-29, has been recently published on the Congress website. Submissions are now open, and can be made here. More information is also available on these two documents: Public Service Delivery; Call for Papers.                          



                            
09 November 2017
Public Policies and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Latin America
The Latin American Center for Administration for Development (CLAD) and the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration and the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), will organize in cooperation with DESA/DPADM and other partners the XXII International Congress of CLAD on Reform of the State and Public Administration to be held in Madrid, Spain, from November 14 to 17, 2017.  DESA/DPADM will organize a Ministerial Roundtable  titled "Public Policies and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Latin America" within the context of the above mentioned Congress on the Reform of the State and Public Administration. More information here.         
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