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

The 41st Roundtable Conference of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM)

The 41st AAPAM Annual Roundtable Conference slated on 6-9 December 2022 at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa and supported by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA). The theme of the conference is ‘Africa's Renewal in the Era of Sustainable Development: Shared Responsibility for Strengthening Institutions.  

Webinar on Sustainable Development Goals-Where Do We Stand? Moving Forward - Challenges and Opportunities

The South Asian Network for Public Administration will hold a webinar on "Sustainable Development Goals-Where Do We Stand? Moving Forward - Challenges and Opportunities" on 15 October 2022, at 5:30 PM (Dhaka, Bangladesh Time). This event will feature esteemed speakers from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Qatar, the Philippines, and Nepal. 

Global Launch of the UN E-Government Survey 2022

The UN E-Government Survey 2022 will be launched on 28 September 2022. The theme of the 12th edition of the Survey is “The Future of Digital Government”. The Survey looks at how digital government can facilitate integrated policies and services across the 193 United Nations Member States. It supports countries’ efforts to provide effective, accountable and inclusive digital services to all and to bridge the digital divide and leave no one behind. 

DPIDG Met with the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on ASAN Services

On 13 September 2022, UN DESA/DPIDG’s Director and his team met with Abdul Aliyev, Head of the International Relations Department, and his team from the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAPSSI) to exchange knowledge about the advancements of the ASAN service model and discuss future avenues of cooperation. 

United Nations E-Government Survey​ Local Online Service Index (LOSI) Webinar Series ​Episode 1 – Jordan ​

The first LOSI webinar series organized by the Digital Government Branch (DGB) of the DPIDG / UN DESA will focus on the application of LOSI methodology in Jordan. This one-hour webinar will host researchers who conducted the study in 19 cities in the country. The webinar will also highlight opportunities and challenges in e-government at city level while aiming at information sharing and capacity building. Zoom registration link: https://bit.ly/LOSI_EPISODE1 ​

Training of Trainers for the Delivery of the Workshop on "Changing Mindsets in Public Institutions to Realize the 2030 Agenda in Pakistan"

UN DESA/DPIDG in collaboration with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Pakistan of Lahore is organizing a Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Changing Mindsets in Public Institutions to Realize the 2030 Agenda in Pakistan” with the staff of the National Institute of Management of Pakistan. It focuses on public policy formulation and implementation and is a prerequisite for the promotion of the participants to the next grade. For more information, please click title/picture.

National Workshop on “Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions”

UN DESA/DPIDG, through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), in collaboration with the Office of the Ombudsman of Malawi with the support of the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Malawi and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malawi, is organizing a 3-day National Workshop on “Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions”, which will be held from 2 to 4 August 2022 in Malawi. The Workshop aims to strengthen public institutions to facilitate a more coherent implementation of SDGs.