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Dates to be confirmed

The Committee of Experts on Public Administration will hold its nineteenth session at the United Nations in New York (dates to be confirmed)..


Committee of Experts on Public Administration, 19th session

Important announcement:


Please be advised that the 19th session of the Committee is being postponed. ECOSOC is reviewing the arrangements for meetings of its subsidiary bodies in light of the evolving Covid-19 situation, taking the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization into account. Participants should avoid making travel plans until further notice. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available. Thank you very much for your continuing engagement and interest in the work of the Committee.


Decision adopted by the Economic and Social Council on the provisional agenda for the 19th session (2019/229)

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Programme and Presentations

 Draft programme outline as of 8 January 2020


Delegates are encouraged to download available documents and also carry along their laptops, tablets or other mobile devices to the meeting so as to access new documents.


  •  Item 2: Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters (E/C.16/2020/1)

  • Item 4: Institutional aspects of the 2020 theme of the Economic and Social Council and the high-level political forum on sustainable development (E/C.16/2020/2)

  • Item 6: Effective governance for sustainable development: putting principles into practice and reviewing outcomes (E/C.16/2020/3)

  • Item 7: Government and public sector workforce of the future (E/C.16/2020/4)

  • Item 8: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and providing access to justice for all (E/C.16/2020/5)

  • Item 9: Emerging issues in public financial management and budgeting for the Sustainable Development Goals (E/C.16/2020/6)

  • Item 10: Training and awareness-raising for the Sustainable Development Goals (E/C.16/2020/7)

  • Logistics and Administrative Information

    CEPA – "Going Green"

    In response to the mandate of the General Assembly, DPIDG/DESA has partnered with the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) through the Integrated Sustainable PaperSmart Services (ISPS) Secretariat to strategically utilize information technology in servicing delegates with varied methods of accessing documentation. The ISPS e-Publish will serve the delegates attending the 19th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration by: 1) downloading documents to their mobile devices/tablets by the use of QR codes; 2) the ISPS Media makes documents available via flash-drives and; 3) the ISPS Print-on-demand provides hard copies, upon request.

    Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets or other mobile devices to the meeting session. 


    Information circular for observers


    COVID-19 Outbreak: Information for meeting participants 




    Mr. Patrick Spearing, Secretary of the Committee
    Tel: 1-212-963-3352

    Ms. Adriana Ribeiro, Progamme Assistant
    Tel: 1-212-963-2764