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15 May 2017
Expert Group Meeting on the Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018
The expert group meeting on the “Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018” held from 10 to 11 May 2017 at the UNHQ covered a wide range of topics such as the comparative analysis of global and regional e-government assessments; e-government in the context of the SDGs; overview of current Survey methodology in relation to the principles of 2030 Agenda; emerging technology trends in the public sector, and innovations in support of sustainable development. The outcomes and recommendations included expanding e-government benchmarking to the local level especially to assess the evolution of smart cities, further evaluating mobile services in light of ubiquity of mobile technologies, piloting user satisfaction on e-government services in response to SDG indicator 16.6.2 (Proportion of the population satisfied with their last experience of public services) and others on presentation of the results and further extending existing e-government country profiles. In addition to the experts, the meeting was attended by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN University (UNU), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU). UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) participated remotely.

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22 March 2017
The Global Call for Innovations for the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15-16 May 2017. In preparation for the Forum, a Global Call for Innovations is launched with the aim of finding scientific and technological innovations that are helping accelerate progress towards any one or more of the six SDGs that are the focus of the STI Forum 2017. The Call for Innovations will highlight solutions from diverse sources and communities, originating in different parts of the world, and focus on those technologies that aim to help the poorest and most vulnerable. Click here for more information. 
22 March 2017
Informal Communiqué of the Symposium on Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships
Following the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Symposium, held on 21-23 February 2017 in Nassau, The Bahamas on “Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships”, an informal communiqué emanating from the dialogues and discussions at the Symposium is now available for public comments. The informal communiqué will inform the meetings of the UN oceans conference, high-level political forum on sustainable development, UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. Click here for informal communiqué. 
22 March 2017
Readying institutions and policies for integrated approaches to implementation of the 2030 Agenda

DESA’s DPADM (Division for Public Administration and Development Management and Division for Sustainable Development) along with DESA’s DSD (Division for Sustainable Development) and UNIDO organized an expert meeting on “Readying institutions for integrated approaches to the 2030 Agenda “from 14 to 16 December 2016 at UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna. The meeting reflected on the interlinkages among the seven SDGs to be reviewed by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2017 (poverty, hunger, health, gender, infrastructure, oceans and means of implementation) and how public institutions and policies can best deal with these interlinkages. 

More information about this meeting can be found here.

A summary of the meeting can be found here.

05 August 2016
The United Nations E-Government Survey 2016 is Now Available in Chinese

The United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development is now available in Chinese. The Survey presents a systematic assessment of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to transform the public sector by enhancing its efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, inclusiveness and supporting access to public services and citizen participation.

Click here to download the United Nations E-Government Survey 2016 in Chinese.
29 July 2016
Official Launch of the 2016 United Nations E-Government Survey
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs through the Division for Public Administration and Development Management is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development.

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Press Release     E-Government Database    Publication
23 June 2016
Press Release: 2016 UN Public Service Day.

New York, 23 June—Emphasizing the critical role that public institutions must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations will mark 2016 United Nations Public Service Day today by focusing on how to mobilize public institutions for the implementation of the SDGs. Read more.
04 May 2016
Remote Participation for the 2016 WSIS Forum Facilitation Meetings
  DPADM/UNDESA and ITU will be organizing two facilitation meetings during the 2016 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The themes of meetings will be “The Role of Public Authorities and Global/Regional Cooperation in Ensuring that No One is Left Behind in the Information Society” and “How e-Government can ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The facilitation meetings will provide a platform for participants to exchange information and experiences; to identify priority areas for implementation within the Action Lines and to explore synergies among different stakeholders for more effective knowledge sharing and collaboration in the implementation process. Remote participation is available. Click the title of each meeting for more information.
11 April 2016
The 15th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), 18-22 April, New York

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) will meet in New York, 18-22 April to discuss how to transform public institutions so as to best support the implementation and review of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Committee will reflect on how to elaborate and implement effective and innovative policies to realize the SDGs and review their impact. It will also reflect on how to ensure that priorities are established and decisions are made in a fair, inclusive and accountable manner . Another theme will be how to improve engagement and communication between Governments and various actors such as through access to information, and electronic and mobile solutions. On the agenda of the Committee are also ways to build trust in public administrations by addressing with corruption as well as efforts to develop transformative leadership and public servants' competencies. The recommendations of the Committee will support the work of the Economic and Social Council and contribute to the review of the High Level Political Forum on sustainable development on "Ensuring that no one is left behind". Click here for more information on the 15th Session of CEPA.
08 January 2016
Launch of New Sustainable Development Agenda to Guide Development Actions for the Next 15 Years
The New Year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new Agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years.

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting for the E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government for Sustainable Development
E-GOVERNMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Report of the Expert Group Meeting Expert Group Meeting United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government for Sustainable Development 16-17 March 2015 United Nations Headquarters, New York
07 April 2017
UNPAN Newsletter - Volume 15, Issue I April 2017
UNPAN Newsletter - Volume 15, Issue I April 2017
07 April 2017
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