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New York, USA 24 - 28 April 2017 

16th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration on the theme of "Ensuring Effective Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Leadership, Action and Means". Read more

New York, USA, 10 - 11 May 2017 

Expert Group Meeting - Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-government Survey. Read more

Vienna, Austria, 31 May - 02 June 2017 

24th INTOSAI Symposium - Digitalization, open data and data mining: Relevance and implications for SAIs’ audit work and for enhancing their contributions to the follow-up and review of the SDGs. Read more

The Hague, Netherlands, 22 - 23 June 2017 

2017 UN Public Service Forum - Future government is now: Accelerating innovation to achieve Agenda 2030. Read more

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2017 United Nations Public Service Forum

The countdown is on to the 2017 United Nations Public Service Forum to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands on the theme of "The Future is now: Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030". Click here for more information on the UNPS Forum.

Expert Group Meeting on the Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018

The expert group meeting on the “Preparatory Process for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018”  held from 10 to 11 May 2017 at the UNHQ covered a wide range of topics such as the comparative analysis of global and regional e-government assessments; e-government in the context of the SDGs; overview of current Survey methodology in relation to the principles of 2030 Agenda; emerging technology trends in the public sector, and innovations in support of sustainable development. The outcomes and recommendations included expanding e-government benchmarking to the local level especially to assess the evolution of smart cities, further evaluating mobile services in light of ubiquity of mobile technologies, piloting user satisfaction on e-government services in response to SDG indicator 16.6.2 (Proportion of the population satisfied with their last experience of public services) and others on presentation of the results and further extending existing e-government country profiles. Click here for more information.


CEPA 16 Discusses SDG Institutions, Leadership, Local Action

The Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) met from 24-28 April 2017. It considered the theme ‘Ensuring effective implementation of the SDGs: leadership, action and means.’ The Experts underscored that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depend greatly on the institutions and governance. The Committee started to develop principles of effective governance within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Read more.


Informal Advisory Working Group for the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is pleased to announce the formation of the Informal Advisory Working Group in support of the preparation of the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018. This informal working group will act as a think tank to provide advice on linking the UN-Government Survey with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Targets, the Actions Lines of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and other international agreements. It is also expected to advise and review the existing methodology and indicators in the Survey as well as help identify new methodology approaches and indicators. Read more.


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