Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and
Start Date/Time:
Monday, November 15, 2021 9:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00 AM
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Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

with a focus on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation

15-17 November 2021
21:00 PM – 00:00 AM (GMT-5, EDT New York time)
16-18 November 2021

11:00 a.m - 14:00 p.m. (GMT +9, Seoul Time)

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) 's Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) of the Government of the Republic of Korea, is organizing the 5th Regional Symposium on "Effective Public Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better," which will be held on 16 - 18 November 2021 (11:00 a.m - 14:00 p.m. GMT+9, Seoul Time).


It is expected that over 300 participants from the Asia and Pacific region and beyond will attend the virtual event, including participants from national and local governments, international organizations, academia, schools of public administration, NGOs, and the private sector.

The Regional Symposium on “Effective Governance and Digital Transformation” is a UN DESA flagship annual event. It aims to raise awareness of critical public governance issues, examine current and future trends, and provide new approaches and methodologies to support the United Nations Member States in developing their capacities toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also promotes peer-to-peer learning by providing participants with the opportunity to share knowledge and exchange innovative practices. 


The 5th Regional Symposium in 2021 will also mark the 15th Anniversary of UN DESA/DPIDG/UNPOG, established in June 2006. It will provide a venue for sharing its major achievements, challenges, and the way forward in supporting Member States' efforts to develop the capacities of their public institutions.



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Post-Event Survey


Other Reference Materials

Bhutan's Second Voluntary National Review Report

Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals





  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3


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Contact information:


For Substantive Matters:

- Adriana Alberti, Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development and Unit, DPIDG/UN DESA,

- Bokyun Shim, Head of Office, UNPOG, DPIDG/UN DESA,

- Keping Yao, Sr. Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG/DPIDG/UN DESA,

For Administrative Matters:

- Ms. Hye Kyung Choi, Programme Management Assistant, DPIDG/UN DESA,

- Mr. Wooyoung Kim, Administrative Assistant, UNPOG/DPIDG/ UN DESA,



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