The future of sustainable development will be determined in part in urban areas. Despite various challenges, urbanization can be a driving force for sustainability when anchored on the principles of sustainable development.
The Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) conducted a regional virtual training workshop on “Innovation, Digital Government and Public Service Delivery for Sustainable Development” in the Central Asia region on 3-5 August 2021, in partnership with
DPIDG together with UNPOG and the Korea Research Institute for Local Administration (KRILA) organized a UN DESA-KRILA Forum on "Strengthening Public Governance and Accelerating Digital Transformation of Local Government for Emergency Response and Revitalization of Local Economy in the Post-COVID-19 Era", held on 7 July 2021 (2:00-4:30 PM Seoul T
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) co-organized a joint side event on "Building Transparent, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions" in the context of the Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) Against Corrup
In preparation for the UN E-government Survey 2022 and with the aim to improve the Survey and its methodology, UN DESA has organized consultation sessions with stakeholders to gather feedback and suggestions for the UN E-Government Survey 2022.
Building on the outcome of the 2019 Rome Conference on SDG 16, UNDESA and IDLO with the Government of Italy organized a follow up Conference, which focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 as well as the transformative contribut
The Governance Capacity Development Session Series on "Strengthening Public Governance and Accelarating Innovation to Achieve Agenda 2030" was held from 02 April to 25 June 2021 (every Friday from 15:00 to 16:30 pm GMT+9). The Session Series aimed to provide a common knowledge base to discuss and shar
The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD) is the primary regional mechanism for the follow up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Arab region. AFSD’s outcome formally delivers the voice of the region to the global
Jointly convened by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and UNDESA’s Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), this interactive session discussed how supreme audit institutions may contribute to understanding and enhancing budget credibility through their audits.