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 Events

Online Training Workshop on "Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions with a focus on Public Procurement"

UN DESA, through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), the Kenya School of Government and the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management are co-organizing an online training workshop on piloting a Toolkit on "Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions". Read more

IAC-CAFRAD Seminar Series

The IAC-CAFRAD Seminar Series is an initiative launched by CAFRAD's International Advisory Committee (IAC).  It aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform on which meaningful interaction, debate and discussion on an array of topics linked to administrative problems inherent in the economic and social development in Africa can take place. Read more

Virtual capacity development training workshop on "Innovation, Digital Government and Public Service Delivery for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Region"

This workshop was composed of ten facilitated webinars held in February and March 2021, jointly organized by UN DESA/DPIDG together with the SIDS Unit of UN DESA/DSDG, in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Read more