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

Call for Papers : Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels

The Journal for Public Sector Economics is calling for papers for the thematic issue on "Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels". The editors welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analyzing the challenges and policy options faced by subnational governments committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some key issues to be addressed include: How have subnational governments in countries around the world changed and adapted? What policy and implementation challenges have they faced? Which measures have they implemented? How? What are the policy implications and lessons learned? The manuscript deadline is 15 February 2022. More information is available here.

Webinar to launch the "Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region"

UN DESA/DPIDG, in collaboration with UN ESCAP, is organizing a regional capacity development webinar to launch the "Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region" on 24 January 2022 at 10pm to 00:15am (NY time). For more information, click on the photo/title.

EROPA's online roundtable discussion on “Recalibrating Inclusive Health and Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living with COVID-19”

The Ateneo School of Government, through the Ateneo Policy Center, in partnership with the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA), will be hosting an online roundtable discussion titled “Recalibrating Inclusive Health and Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living with COVID-19”, to be held on January 19, 2022 (Wednesday), from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. For more information, click on the photo or title.

"Resilience & Recovery from Covid-19 through Sound Policymaking" with a focus on "Policy Coherence"

UN DESA/DPIDG, the Resident Coordinators Offices and the African Peer Review Mechanism, will hold the third and last webinar of a series of webinars on how to promote resilience and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa through sound policymaking. The webinar aims to share knowledge on the strategies and guidance notes on the 11 Principles on Effective Governance for the Implementation of the SDGs. The Webinar is also aimed at increasing understanding of how to utilize the strategies for COVID-19 response measures, linking participants through peer-to-peer learning and assisting African countries in identifying concrete activities and capacity building initiatives that can be undertaken by the UN. The webinar will be held virtually using the zoom platform on Monday, 17 January 2022 from 8-10 am (Eastern Standard Time) / 3-5pm (South Africa Standard time). More information and registration links for the webinar are available athttps://publicadministration.un.org/en/news-and-events/calendar/ModuleID/1146/ItemID/3108/mctl/EventDetails

United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony 2021

The United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony 2021 is being organized by UN DESA/DPIDG and hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The winning initiatives from the 2020 and 20201 editions of the UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) programme, which highlights excellence in public service delivery to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be recognized. The Awards Ceremony is held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on 13 December 2021 from 9-11 AM (GMT+4), 12:00 (mid night) – 2 AM EST. You can follow it live at UN WebTV. More information is available here.

Regional Webinars in Africa on Resilience and Recovery from Covid-19 Through Sound Policymaking / Strategic planning and foresight

Virtual capacity development training workshop on how to promote resilience and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa through sound policymaking, which UN DESA is organizing in collaboration with the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and with the support of Resident Coordinators Offices.  This workshop aims at developing the capacities of national governments to promote sound policymaking, with a particular focus on strategic planning and foresight.  It will be held virtually using the zoom platform respectively on 8 December 2021 from 8-10am (Eastern Standard Time) / 3-5pm (South Africa Standard time).  For more information, click on the photo/title or here.

2022 UNPSA Call for Nominations

The United Nations is now accepting nominations for the 2022 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA).  The UNPSA promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principle of leaving no one behind. Read more.