Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
African Regional Workshop
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, November 1, 2019 12:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
By Invitation
African regional workshop on effective governance for sustainable development: putting principles into practice

Co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and African Union/African Peer Review Mechanism (AU/APRM) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

30 October to 1 November 2019, Pretoria, South Africa


The joint UN-African Union workshop is specifically designed to support countries in assessment of gaps in the institutional application of each of the 11 principles of effective governance with a view to strengthening institutions for implementation of the SDGs at all levels. Government-led assessments initiated at the workshop may serve as a precursor to more specific in-depth reviews, as appropriate, and/or lead directly to formulation of Government-led reform policies in priority institution-building areas. The workshop is also expected to foster policy coherence by encouraging alignment of institution-building efforts related to the 2030 Agenda with the Agenda 2063 objectives of the African Union.


The objective of this joint UNDESA-AU/APRM workshop is to enhance capacity of public servants in Africa to develop reform policies that strengthen institutions for implementation of the SDGs at all levels. In particular, the workshop is expected to lead to:

  • - A common understanding among senior public officials of African countries of principles of effective governance for sustainable development and methods of analyzing gaps in their institutional application;
  • - Enhanced collaboration between the United Nations and African Union in building strong institutions for achievement of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063;
  • - Sharing of knowledge among senior public officials in Africa on approaches to building strong institutions for achievement of the SDGs at all levels in different development contexts.



    Concept note (English / French)

    Programme outline (English / French)

    Draft programme (27 September)

    Logistics note (English / French)









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