Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
Committee of Experts on Public Administration


Programme of work (as of 6 April 2022)


Remarks by H.E. Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the Economic and Social Council

Remarks by Mr. Liu Zhemin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, UNDESA

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters


Annotated provisional agenda (E/C.16/2022/1)

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Economic and Social Council decision on the dates and provisional agenda of the twenty-first session of CEPA (2021/232)

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Item 3: Governance and public administration aspects of the theme of the 2022 session of the Economic and Social Council and the 2022 highlevel political forum on sustainable development 


Expert paper: Transforming institutions and governance to build forward better towards 2030 (E/C.16/2022/2)

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Contribution by the Committee to the 2022 high-level political forum on sustainable development


Other inputs

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Government of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Item 4: Building strong institutions to combat climate change and its impacts and for the sustainable management, protection and restoration of natural resources 


Expert paper: Institutional challenges and opportunities related to climate change and the protection of natural resources (E/C.16/2022/3)

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Conference room paper on building strong institutions for addressing climate change and for the sustainable management of natural resources


Other inputs


Hamraah Foundation

Item 5: Issues of governance and institution-building in conflict-affected countries 


Expert paper: Institutions and state-building in conflict-affected settings: the case of Afghanistan (E/C.16/2022/4)

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Other inputs

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia

Item 6: Application of the principles of effective governance for sustainable development at the subnational level 


Expert paper: Application of the principles of effective governance for sustainable development at the subnational level (E/C.16/2022/5)

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Remarks by African Peer Review Mechanism


Other inputs

Asian Institute of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

International Communities Organisation

Item 7: Issues in public financial management and budgeting for the Sustainable Development Goals 


Expert paper: Transparent and participatory budgeting for the Sustainable Development Goals (E/C.16/2022/6)

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Other inputs

University of the Pacific

Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency

Item 8: Public sector workforce matters


Expert paper: Questions of public sector workforce capacity and legitimacy in relation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (E/C.16/2022/7)

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Other inputs

Sheffield University Management School

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

Public Services International

Item 9: Issues in digital government 


Expert paper: Digital governance challenges and prospects for building forward better (E/C.16/2022/8)

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Other inputs

Sheffield University Management School

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

World Bank Group

Item 10: Dialogue with voluntary national review countries on institutional aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 16


Presentation by Shah Alam, Malaysia

Presentation by African Peer Review Mechanism     

Dedicated consultation with observers


A three-hour hybrid interactive dialogue with observers was held as part of the 21st CEPA session on 6 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT (New York time). This event was open to observers from Member States, UN system organizations, UN Permanent Observers, NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC and other organizations related to public administration. Please refer to the observer consultation note for further details. The on-demand video is available here.


Remarks by Brazil (Text / Presentation

The content of and the views expressed in the written inputs from observers do not imply any expression of opinion on the part of the United Nations.