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17 September 2019
UNPSA 2020 Call for Nominations

The 2020 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) is now open for nominations under the following categories: 1) delivering inclusive and equitable services for all; 2) promoting integrated mechanisms for sustainable development; 3) developing transparent and accountable public institutions; 4) promoting digital transformation in the public sector, and 5) promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs. The UNPSA is an annual Award that recognizes excellence in public service at the local, regional and national levels. It promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle of leaving no one behind. Public institutions at the national, sub-national, and local level from all UN member states are eligible to apply. In the case of public-private partnerships, the lead nominee must be a public-sector institution. The deadline for submitting nominations is  27 November 2019.

To apply click here.

06 August 2019
2019 UN Public Service Forum
The 2019 United Nations Public Service Forum, held on the occasion of the UN Public Service Day, took place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 24 to 26 June 2019. The Forum focused on critical challenges and strategies for achieving the SDGs, including inclusive governance and public administration, the changing role of the public service in achieving the SDGs, fostering and mainstreaming innovation, digital transformation, transformational leadership, as well as institutions and capacity building. Over 700 participants attended the Forum from about 100 countries. The Forum was opened by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs and the First Vice President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The 11 winners of the 2019 UN Public Service Awards were recognized during an award ceremony. The 2019 World Public Sector Report was launched on the first day of the event. Several parallel capacity development workshops were held during the Forum along with plenary sessions and a Ministerial roundtable.

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06 August 2019
Publication on Governance Framework for Digital Government
A publication on Governance Framework for Digital Government (in Spanish) is now available. It is an outcome of the Project for Competence on e-Government Development and Innovation in Panama funded by Panama with technical support from UN DESA/DPIDG. The National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) in Panama supported the formulation of the Framework. It includes legislation, indicators, standards, Maturity Model and Digital Government Transformation and monitoring aspects to guide in a cohesive way the utilization of innovation to deliver public services. The publication is available here.
30 July 2019
Get to know the UNPSA winners

With a little over a month to go before nominations open for the 2020 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA), what kind of initiatives does it take to win the UNPSA? Get to know past winning UNPSA initiatives and how they relate to the SDGs when you visit the UNPS Innovation Hub. UNPSA promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the 2030 Agenda.

For more information go to the UNPS Innovation Hub webpage.

29 July 2019
Expert Group Meeting on the Elaboration of a Model to Audit the Implementation of the SDGs

DPIDG in collaboration with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) held an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) to provide and discuss inputs on the proposed approach, methodology and tools for auditing SDG implementation. The meeting supported the finalization of the audit model developed by IDI. The model will be used to facilitate support for cooperative compliance and performance audits of the implementation of selected SDG goals and targets by supreme audit institutions. The model will also provide guidance to supreme audit institutions in their strategic considerations on auditing SDGs. The meeting was held from 24 to 26 July 2019 in New York. 

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28 July 2019
Meeting on Supreme Audit Institutions making a difference: Auditing the implementation of the SDGs
DPIDG in collaboration with INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) organized a meeting that took stock of three years of experience in conducting performance audits of government preparedness for the implementation of the SDGs. Participants discussed how this experience may inform auditing the implementation of specific SDG goals and targets going forward. The meeting facilitated a dialogue between SAIs and stakeholders regarding the contribution of SAIs and external audits to the SDG review mechanism at different levels. The meeting was held from 22 to 23 July 2019 in New York.

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21 July 2019
Voluntary National Review Lab on Engaging all parts and levels of government
DPIDG organized a Voluntary National Review (VNR) Lab on the theme of Engaging all parts and levels of government during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. It focused on the institutional aspects of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 as they relate to engagement of government in SDG implementation. The Lab emphasized the significance of national statistical offices, national audit offices and economic and social councils in promoting engagement across all phases of the policy cycle. It stressed the importance of connecting the daily work of government and fair resource allocation with parliamentary involvement and legitimacy. It concluded that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is part of a dynamic learning process and that the main question of SDG engagement is how to motivate and sustain commitment for the next eleven years. The meeting was held on 15 July 2019 in New York.
20 May 2019
Announcing the winners of the 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards

The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the 2030 Agenda. The winners of the 2019 UNPSA are here. Congratulations! 

For more information go the UNPS Forum webpage.

19 March 2019
2019 Update: Compendium of National Institutional Arrangements for Implementing the 2030 Agenda
Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, countries have continuously updated institutional arrangements in order to enable government institutions and other stakeholders to implement the Agenda. This compendium aims to document institutional arrangements related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in a simple but standard way. The compendium covers the 46 countries that presented Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in 2018 at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on sustainable Development. It complements similar volumes published in 2017 and 2018, which covered earlier rounds of VNRs. 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 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. The compendium is available here.
05 March 2019
Call for applications for the European Public Sector Award 2019
  Call for applications for the European Public Sector Award 2019 “New solutions to complex challenges – A public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future”.

The 7th edition of the biennial EPSA award scheme will give creative public administrations the chance to showcase how they have developed new and effective solutions to the interplay of political, economic, fiscal, (cyber) security and social security challenges.

The call for applications is now open until 18 April 2019 (24.00 CET). All info can be found here.
Contribución de los Servicios Civiles en el fortalecimiento del Estado Democrático y en la construcción del Gobierno Abierto
Realiza un análisis comparativo entre las variables del barómetro sobre la profesionalización del empleo público en la región y los índices vinculados con transparencia, rendición de cuentas, percepción de corrupción, control de corrupción, estado democrático y estabilidad política, con el fin de destacar el rol que desempeñan los servicios civiles en la construcción y fortalecimiento del sistema democrático.
29 May 2019
Aporte de los servicios civiles al fortalecimiento de la gobernanza, la gestión y la administración pública
La credibilidad, el respeto, la convicción y el marco de la ley en el cual se sustentan los regímenes de los servicios civiles y de carrera administrativa en los países de la región y República Dominicana, hacen lograr de los gobiernos su eficiencia y su eficacia con respecto a un recurso humano profesionalizado e idóneo con aportes y productos de calidad, lo cual permite el mejoramiento necesario y continuo, tendientes a modernizar e innovar la administración pública en todo su contexto, lo que a su vez implica, tanto el fortalecimiento de la gobernanza, como el éxito de una administración de recursos humanos proactiva en la gestión gubernamental de nuestras naciones".
29 May 2019
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