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United Nations' Job Opening: Programme Management Assistant

23 November 2022
Global
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

This position is located in the Institutions for Sustainable Development Goals Branch (ISDGB), in the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The incumbent is under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division and the direct supervision of the Chief of ISDGB. DPIDG focuses on supporting countries in improving effective, accountable, inclusive and transparent institutions in public administration at all levels for internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Deadline: 22 December 2022.

Asia and the Pacific meet to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

22 November 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

Government and non-government representatives from countries across Asia and the Pacific and beyond, gathered for three days in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to discuss how to strengthen governance across a region struggling to make up ground lost to COVID-19, climate change, and extreme weather events. The Regional Symposium on “Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Addressing Global Challenges” - – was seen as an important opportunity to get back on track to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN Member States in 2015.

Call for paper - “Digitalization Enabling Human Resources Management and Development in Public Organizations”

31 October 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Digital Government
EROPA

Practitioners, scholars, and researchers on public administration, public service, organizational studies, and human resource management are welcome to submit papers and participate as regular seminar participants for the upcoming 2022 international seminar on "Digitalization Enabling Human Resources Management and Development in Public Organizations". The deadline is 31 October 2022.   

Global Launch of the UN E-Government Survey 2022

28 September 2022
Global
Digital Government
UNDESA/DPIDG

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

13 September 2022
Global
Innovation in Service Delivery 
UNDESA/DPIDG

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. 

Handbook on how to design and implement One-stop-Shops to promote better service delivery and implement the Sustainable Development Goals

13 July 2022
Global
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

This Handbook, prepared by UN DESA/DPIDG, provides local and national governments with a set of conceptual approaches, practical strategies, and tools to improve the delivery of public services through citizen centric One-stop-Shops (OSS). It includes guidance on how to prepare an action plan to establish One-stop-Shops for public service delivery systems. Access the Handbook here.

Call for the 2022 AAPAM Gold Medal Award Nomination

12 July 2022
Africa
Governance and public administration
AAPAM

The Gold award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service in the public administration of Africa. The Gold Medal Award of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) will be awarded at the 41st Roundtable Conference scheduled for 6th -9th December 2022 at University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. The deadline for the nomination is 31 August 2022. To download the Nomination Form, please click here.

SDG 16 Conference 2022 report and recordings now available

07 July 2022
Global
Governance and Public Institutions
UNDESA/DPIDG

The report of the 2022 SDG 16 Conference on people-centred governance in a post-pandemic world is now available. The Conference, co-organized by UN DESA, the International Development Law Organization and the Government of Italy and held in April 2022, explored how a people-centred approach to governance can help rebuild trust, accelerate progress towards sustainable development and tackle the challenges facing a post-COVID world. For more information, please click title/picture.