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Report of the Committee for Committee of Experts on Public Administration

The Report of the Committee for Committee of Experts on Public Administration in its 23rd plenary session is now available in all six official languages on the CEPA website. The report addresses the following themes discussed by the Committee during the session held from 15 to 19 April with the goal to advance the SDGs and eradicate poverty: (1) institutional aspects of the theme of the 2024 session of ECOSOC and the 2024 HLPF; (2) regulating and reforming the insurance industry to combat… Read More

Job Opening: Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer

The position is located in the Public Service Innovation Branch (PSIB) of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).  The incumbent will report to the Chief of PSIB. DPIDG focuses on supporting countries in improving effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels for internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals.  More information on DPIDG is available at… Read More

Appointment of Patricia Arriagada Villouta (Chile) to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Acting on a nomination by the Secretary-General, the Economic and Social Council decided to appoint Patricia Arriagada Villouta of Chile to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration effective from 14 February 2024 through 31 July 2025. Ms. Arriagada Villouta is a former Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile with extensive experience in public and administrative law, audits, special investigations and information technology management. Her experience has been gained through… Read More

2024 United Nations Public Service Awards

Applications are now open for the 2024 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA), which recognizes excellence in public service at the national, sub-national and local level. UNPSA rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration worldwide. It promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service. Nominations for the 2024 UNPSA are invited in three categories: 1) Innovation in… Read More

Celebrating 20 years of the United Nations Public Service Awards

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Public Service Day, observed on 23 June​.   About the United Nations Public Service Awards and DayThe United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public… Read More

National Workshop on “Youth Engagement in Institution Building and Public Services Delivery for Sustainable Development…

The workshop is organized by UN DESA/DPIDG in collaboration with the Ministry for Youth, Professional Insertion, and Civic Engagement, the National Youth Council, as well as UNDP and UNFPA in Côte d’Ivoire on 7-9 December 2022. It will also involve other relevant national stakeholders in the government, NGO sector, civil society, and academia. This workshop is part of a pilot to a large initiative that aims to build on, and consolidate, previous work undertaken by UN DESA on “Youth Citizenship… Read More

Strengthening Capacities, Mindsets, and Competencies of Public Institutions to build the next generation of public…

UN DESA, through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), and in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) and the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), are organizing a capacity development webinar to launch the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (the “Curriculum”) in the Arab region. The Curriculum, developed by UN DESA, will be launched through regional events in… Read More

Strengthening Capacities, Mindsets, and Competencies of Public Institutions to Build the Next Generation of Public…

UN DESA, through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) with support from its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), are organizing a capacity development webinar to launch the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region. The Curriculum, developed by UN DESA, will be launched through regional events in… Read More

Open Forum on Adopting National Data Governance Framework: From Silos to Ecosystem

UN DESA/DPIDG is organizing an Open Forum on Adopting Data Governance Framework: From Silos to Ecosystem as part of the Internet Governance Forum 2022. The Open Forum seeks to address existing challenges and gaps in digital data governance, data management and cooperation, focusing on enhancing the institutional capacities of countries to utilize, manage and govern data in a comprehensive, objective and evidence-based manner, through regional and global cooperation. The aim is to build the… Read More

Capacity Building Workshop on Implementing New Approaches to E-government for SDG Implementation

UN DESA/DPIDG and the D-8 Organization will organize a Capacity Building Workshop on Implementing New Approaches to E-government for SDG Implementation. This Workshop will serve as a continuation of the online Workshop conducted in March, particularly to address the challenges presented during that Workshop. The workshop is designed to build the capacity of relevant officials, who are responsible for shaping the digital transformation policy, for answering to the ever-growing challenges they… Read More

Policy Coherence in Africa in Response to COVID-19

A Regional Webinar for Africa, organized by UN DESA/DPIDG, Resident Coordinators Offices and the African Peer Review Mechanism, will be held on the theme of Resilience and Recovery from COVID-19 through sound policymaking, with a particular focus on policy coherence. The webinar aims to share knowledge on the strategies and guidance notes on the 11 Principles on Effective Governance for the Implementation of the SDGs. The Webinar is also aimed at increasing understanding on how to utilize the… Read More

United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony 2021

The United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony 2021 is being organized by UN DESA/DPIDG and hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The winning initiatives from the 2020 and 20201 editions of the UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) programme, which highlights excellence in public service delivery to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be recognized. The Awards Ceremony is held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on 13 December 2021 from 9-11 AM (GMT+4), 12:00 (… Read More