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.
SDGs
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.
SDG
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

Online Training Workshop on “Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience” 18 August - 22 September 2020 (Tuesdays, six 2-hour sessions)

Online Training Workshop on “Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience” 18 August - 22 September 2020 (Tuesdays, six 2-hour sessions)

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) with the support of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) of the Republic of Korea are co-organizing this online Training Course on “Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience” to pilot the Training Toolkit on the same topic.

The Training Workshop intends to develop capacities of government officials and their partners responsible for ensuring disaster risk-informed development and responses by introducing approaches, strategies and tools for advancing governance innovation and leveraging frontier technologies to reduce disaster risk and build resilience for sustainable development. During the training, participants will share cases and lessons learned, including on public health emergencies and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Training will include lectures focusing on innovative practices and group discussions which will enable participants to transform in-depth learning into practice. Read more

2020 UNPAN Members Meeting

2020 UNPAN Members Meeting

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 unpan@un.org.