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19 July 2017
Compendium of National Institutional Arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for SDGs

This pilot version of the Compendium of National Institutional Arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development takes stock of the institutional arrangements being adopted by a sample of Member States as they take the initial steps in implementing the SDGs. By reflecting the different approaches taken by countries facing different contexts and circumstances, the compendium aims to facilitate exchanges on institutional practices among governments and other stakeholders, thereby helping them to identify institutional arrangements that may be conducive to supporting the realization of the SDGs. It is prepared by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (Division for Public Administration and Sustainable Development) and covers the 22 UN Member States who chose to voluntarily present their reviews of progress on the SDGs at the 2016 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). They were: China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela.

Click here for compendium.
18 July 2017
SAI Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting - Audit of Preparedness for Implementation of the SDGs

 A meeting of supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) leadership and stakeholders on “Auditing preparedness for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” will take place from 20 to 21 July 2017 at UNHQ, jointly organised by UNDESA and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The meeting will foster substantive discussions and knowledge-sharing on auditing critical issues related to preparedness for SDG implementation, including the integration of the 2030 Agenda in national contexts, inclusiveness and stakeholder engagement, capacities and means of implementation, and monitoring, follow-up, review and reporting on progress on the 2030 Agenda. The outcomes of the meeting will inform ongoing initiatives to support SDG implementation, follow-up and review undertaken by INTOSAI and its members SAIs and SDG follow-up processes. Over 100 participants, including SAI leadership, government officials, and selected representatives from civil society, UN system agencies and other stakeholders will participate. Click here for more information.
16 July 2017
World Public Sector Report 2017 - Call for contributions.
Preparations for the 2017 edition of the World Public Sector Report (WPSR) are now underway. UNDESA/DPADM has launched a call for contributions, inviting experts, practitioners, scientists and researchers to contribute to the report highlighting issues, research findings or solutions. The WPSR 2017 will examine how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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16 July 2017
Strengthening Capacities of LDCs to Integrate SDGs into Public Service Delivery
DESA/DPADM in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) held a study tour on “Strengthening Capacities of Least Development Countries to Integrate SDGs into National Development Plans and Public Service Delivery” from 10 to 14 July in Beijing, China. 

This was a follow-up to the 2016 study tour in China which was part of a DA project to strengthen capacities of the public sector in LDCs to deliver quality services equitably through the transfer and adaptation of innovative practices. The 2017 tour focused on the integration of the 2030 Agenda in China’s national development plans, including eradication of poverty and gender equality. 

The participants, from 11 countries, learned about China’s initiatives to SDG implementation in the national development plan, including policies and practices aimed at poverty alleviation and promoting gender equality. The event showcased good practices in institutional coordination for possible adaptation in participants’ countries, and aimed to build the capacities of the participants on the incorporation of the SDGs in national development plans and policies. 

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22 June 2017
2017 United Nations Public Service Forum and Awards
Highlighting the pivotal role of public services that are having on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 12 institutions from 11 countries were awarded by the United Nations for their public services innovation and excellence on UN Public Service Day. The 2017 Public Service Awards winners were announced during the UN Public Service Forum “The Future is Now – Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030” held from 22 to 23 June in The Hague, Netherlands. The 2017 Public Service Awards winners are from the following countries: 1st place winners: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mongolia, United Kingdom; 2nd place winners: Colombia, France, Thailand. The winners fact sheet can be found here.

Click here for more information on the UNPS Forum.
19 June 2017
UNDESA participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017
UNDESA/DPADM organized two events at the annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The annual Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.

UNDESA/DPADM sessions addressed the role of private sector in mobilizing ICTs for SDGs; and the role of digital government in eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity. The sessions underscored the important role of ICT for realizing the SDGs and the role of government, private sector and other actors in realizing these promises. More details about these sessions including presentations and speakers can be found below.

Also during this year’s Forum, UNDESA/DPADM, together with ITU, briefed on the launch of a task group on ICT for SDGs as part of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. The objective of the task group is to propose a thematic list of ICT indicators that could be used to measure ICT availability and use in sectors relevant to the SDGs that are not covered in the SDG indicators framework. For more, click here.

UNDESA/DPADM also participated in the high-level policy session on the WSIS action lines and 2030 Agenda as WSIS action line facilitator. Click here for more information.

Click here for Action Lines C1 and C11 Facilitation Meeting. Click here for Action Line C7 eGov Facilitation Meeting.
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Symposium on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SAMOA Pathway in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Many small island developing States (SIDS) are rapidly moving ahead with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SAMOA Pathway, Climate change and other agreements. 

It is a challenging process that requires adapting institutions and calls for a whole-of-society effort 

  • It is important to sensitize all levels of the government and to mobilize and train public servants on SDGs implementation. The UN can support this by working with public administration schools. 
  • Disaster risk management and building resilience should be at the centre of implementation efforts 
  • Access to concessional financial resources should be improved notably after natural disasters. 
  • Harnessing ICT and mobilizing partnerships is critical for implementing the SDGs 
  • Statistical offices, ministries, parliaments, supreme audit institutions and civil society all have a role in reviewing progress towards the SDG. 
The informal communiqué emanating from the symposium will inform the meetings of the UN oceans conference, high-level political forum on sustainable development, United Nations General Assembly, ECOSOC and UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. Click here for more information.

Note: All UNPAN members are invited to provide input from their latest meetings.

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Title: International Budget Partnership SAIs and stakeholder engagement note July 2017
Abstract: Presentation on International Budget Partnership SAIs and Stakeholder engagement note by Claire Schouten, International Budget Partnership made on 21 July 2017
Document Category: Electronic and Mobile Government, e-Participation
Document Content Type: Analytical Document
Document Sub Theme: Analytical Document
Region / Country: --
Document Language: English
Organization: DESA/ DPADM
Modified: 7/21/2017 3:32 PM
Date Of Publication: 21 July 2017
Individual / Institutions / Authors: Claire Schouten, International Budget Partnership












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