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 and Events

Capacity Development Webinar on Implementing a Multi-Pronged Strategy for Digital Transformation: Lessons from Asia

UN DESA/DPIDG, in collaboration with China National Academy of Governance (CNAG) and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), is organizing a capacity building webinar on strengthening digital transformation through investing in digital infrastructure, fostering a digital workforce, improving digital government services, building a dynamic digital economy, and developing national digital data policies and strategies for ensuring data quality, access, security, privacy and usage. For more information, please click title/picture.

HLPF 2022 on “Building Back Better From COVID-19 While Advancing the Full Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

The meeting of the 2022 HLPF on “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” will be held from 5 to 7 July and the week after from 11 to 15 July 2022, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council and will review in-depth Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 14, 15, and 17. For more information, click on the picture/title.

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.

Capacity Development Workshop on “National Consultations for Interim Institutional Arrangements for advancing Ocean Governance in Jamaica”

UN DESA/DPIDG, together with the DSDG – SIDS Unit, in collaboration with the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO) in Jamaica and under the leadership of the Government of Jamaica, is organizing a Capacity Development Workshop. The purpose of the consultation is to strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to develop and implement appropriate enabling legal, institutional and policy frameworks to grow sustainable ocean-based economies and to derive economic benefits from harnessing the productive potential of their ocean spaces.

Registration: 2022 EROPA Conference

Secure your registration now and gain valuable insights, significant ideas, and keynotes from this year's esteemed panels of speakers and paper presenters that will deliberate on the theme, "Governance and Public Administration in COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning, Innovations, and Reforms in Managing Global Changes". The EROPA conference will be hold on 14 &15 September 2022 9am - 5pm NPT via zoom. Please click here to register.   

2022 United Nations Public Service Day Virtual Celebration

To celebrate the 2022 United Nations Public Service Day, a virtual event was held on the theme of “Building back better from COVID-19: Enhancing innovative partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals”. It focused on the role of public institutions and public servants in building back better from COVID-19 as they work to meet the 2030 deadline for implementing the SDGs. The virtual event was held on the 22 June, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (EDT). For more information, click on the picture/title.

2022 UN Public Service Awards recognize 10 innovations to help world recover better from COVID-19

Ten initiatives have been recognized for their innovative public service delivery with the prestigious UN Public Service Awards at a virtual celebration organized by the UN DESA today. The UN Public Service Awards recognize excellence in public service delivery that promotes effectiveness, transparency, and inclusiveness to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Please click Title/picture for more information.

Webinar on Promoting Independent External Audits on Credibility of Government Budgets: How Supreme Audit Institutions Assess and Address Budget Credibility

UN DESA/DPIDG and the International Budget Partnership will hold a webinar on “Promoting Independent External Audits on Credibility of Government Budgets: How Supreme Audit Institutions Assess and Address Budget Credibility” on 16 June 2022.  The interactive event will invite discussion of the results of a survey distributed to the members of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) to learn about their experiences in auditing budget credibility. For more information, click on the picture/title.