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HLPF 2024 - VNR Lab 14: Strengthening digital government and data governance for a more agile and effective public sector in Africa

| 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm EDT
Description Rapid technological development has had a transformative impact on governments across the globe, from the ways in which they communicate with people to the development of innovative solutions enhancing public service delivery and fostering sustainable development (e.g., smart cities and the use of emerging technologies in the public sector). However, potential associated challenges and risks exist, which must urgently be addressed, such as the persistent digital divides, data gaps,… Read More

2024 UN Public Service Forum

The 2024 UN Public Service Forum and Awards Ceremony will take place in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 24 to 26 June 2024, under the theme ‘Fostering Innovation amid Global Challenges: a Public Sector Perspective’. The Forum is co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea (MOIS).  Context As we strive for the… Read More

Effective Governance and the Quintet of Change for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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The 2024 Webinar Series on Effective Governance and the Quintet of Change for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (UN DESA/DPIDG), through its Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit. The Webinar Series aims at addressing contemporary challenges and opportunities in public administration, including around the key thematic areas of… Read More

Promoting the presence and leadership of women within public institutions at the national and local levels in Africa – Regional Workshop

Within the framework of the project titled "Building capacities for promoting the presence and leadership of women within public institutions at national and local levels," funded by the Government of Italy, the Regional Workshop is organized by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital government of UN DESA in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This Workshop aims to delve into strategies, policy changes and institutional reforms aimed at fostering gender… Read More

United Nations E-Government Survey Local Online Service Index (LOSI) Webinar Series Episode 5 – India

| 09:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
The fifth LOSI webinar series organized by the Digital Government Branch (DGB) of the DPIDG / UN DESA will focus on the application of LOSI methodology in India. This 90 minute webinar will host researchers who conducted the study in 34 most populous cities across various states and union territories within India and share the assessment findings. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for city officials to gain insights into and engage in discussions about the forthcoming UN E-Government… Read More

Capacity Development and Consultation Workshop on Samoa National Data Governance Framework

| 08:00 am - 06:00 pm GMT+13
A capacity development Workshop on a National Data Governance Framework in Samoa (8-9 May 2024, Apia, Samoa) is being organized by UN DESA/DPIDG with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Samoa. The workshop is being organised under the scope of the UN Peace and Development Fund’s (UN PDF) capacity development project on “Developing institutional capacities for digital data management and cooperation to advance progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals”.  … Read More

SDG 16 High-Level Conference 2024

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the International Development Law Organization and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations will organize the “SDG 16 High-Level Conference 2024 – Peace, justice and inclusive societies for Sustainable Development”, to be held on Monday, 6 May 2024 at the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York.The High-Level Conference comes at a time when peace, justice and inclusive, effective, and… Read More

Capacity Development and Consultation Workshop on Vanuatu National Data Governance Framework

| 08:00 am - 06:00 pm GMT+11
A capacity development Workshop on a National Data Governance Framework in Vanuatu (2-3 May 2024, Port Vila, Vanuatu) is being organized by UN DESA/DPIDG with the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of Vanuatu. The workshop is being organised under the scope of the UN Peace and Development Fund’s (UN PDF) capacity development project on “Developing institutional capacities for digital data management and cooperation to advance progress toward the Sustainable Development… Read More

Digital Government Transformation Webinar: Driving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063

| 08:00 am - 09:30 am EST
The Webinar will focus on African countries aiming to share knowledge and promote interaction between participants and practitioners from the UN system and other organizations. The overarching objective is to explore concrete action-oriented steps towards digital government transformation for effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063.Concept Note and Agenda Register hereContact InformationUN DESA/DPIDGMr. Juwang Zhu, Director,… Read More

Global Forum on Data Governance and Digital Transformation

Data and digital data governance in the public sector have become increasingly important in Governments’ modus operandi and real-world applicability. Data are now integral to every sector and function of government—as essential as physical assets and human resources. Much of the operational activity in government is now data-driven or data-centric, and many Governments would find it difficult, if not impossible, to function without data.This Global Forum seeks to address existing challenges and… Read More

Promoting the presence and leadership of women within public institutions at the national and local levels in Asia and the Pacific – Regional Workshop

Within the framework of the project titled "Building capacities for promoting the presence and leadership of women within public institutions at national and local levels," funded by the Government of Italy, the Regional Workshop is organized by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital government of UN DESA in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau, Bangkok Regional Hub. This Workshop aims to delve into strategies, policy changes… Read More

2024 UNPAN Members Annual Meeting

| 01:30 pm - 02:45 pm EST
The 2024 UNPAN Members Annual Meeting, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), will take place at the margins of the 23rd Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday 18 April 2024 from 1.30pm to 2.45pm at Conference Room A at the Secretariat Building. This is an in-person meeting.  The objective of the meeting is to provide a… Read More