Welcome to the United Nations Public Administration Network


UNPAN is a global network that connects relevant international, regional, subregional and national institutions and experts worldwide working on effective governance and public administration for sustainable development in line with Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNPAN Members
UNPAN Members
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.
UNPAN Services
UNPAN Services
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.
Latest News and Events

Facilitated Online Capacity Development Training Workshop on Innovation, Digital Government and Public Service Delivery for Sustainable Development in the Central Asia Region

The workshop is organized by UN DESA/DPIDG on 3-5 August 2021, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zerde National Info communication Holding JSC, National Information Technologies JSC and other partners. The objective of the workshop is to promote innovation for public service delivery, including through the use of ICTs in the five countries of the Central Asia region. Read more

Release of the Report on Building Transparent, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions from the UNGASS 2021

We are pleased to announce the release of the Report on "Building Transparent, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions" from the Side Event at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly against Corruption 2021. The Report is available in English and French. To read the report in [English] and in [French]. To know more about the event.

Release of Report on Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions with a focus on Public Procurement in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the release of the Report on "Transparency, Accountability, and Ethics in Public Institutions with a focus on Public Procurement in Kenya" from the Kenya Online Training Workshop conducted on 24-25 March 2021. Access the report. To know more about the event and the toolkit.

Report of the SDG 16 Conference Now Available

The report of the Conference on "Transforming Governance for a more Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Future: SDG 16 as the Roadmap to Respond to COVID-19 and Build Back Better" is now available on the event website, attached also herewith for ease of access. The Conference, co-organized by DESA through DPIDG and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), with the Government of Italy, took place in a virtual format from 20 to 30 April 2021. Direct access to the report


Release of the report on "Innovation and Digital Government for Public Service Delivery"

We are pleased to announce the release of the Report on "Innovation, Digital Government and Public Service Delivery for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Region - Key Findings and Insights From the Facilitated Online Capacity Development Training Workshop". Read more about the whole toolkit - link to the report