The 2020 UNPAN Members Meeting took place on 14 July 2020 during which the version one of the newly redesigned United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) website was launched. The meeting was opened by Mr. Juwang Zhu, Director of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of UN DESA. Mr. Zhu reiterated the importance of focusing on how to advance the UNPAN as a “collaborative network”. While he stressed that collaborative initiatives are ongoing among UNPAN members and opportunities to share knowledge are already in place, he asked members to reflect on how we can do better and do more. He mentioned that it is important to take stock of lessons learned in building and mobilizing resources to make the network stronger. The Report of the meeting will be available soon. We invite you to provide comments for UNPAN's version two, which will include a dynamic platform by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNPAN is coordinated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG). The Network is managed in close partnership with a group of international, regional and subregional institutions devoted to governance and public institutions for sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
The UNPAN website provides access to a multitude of online services related to governance and public administration, including an e-Library, containing publications, policy notes, papers and other analytical tools shared by the UNPAN Members and Associate Members. It also offers online trainings, webinars, advisory services and discussion forums.
Public Institutions and the SDGs
Effective governance and public institutions play a critical role in the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. The Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) has developed a set of principles of effective governance for sustainable development, which were endorsed by the Economic and Social Council on 2 July 2018.