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14 October 2016
The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development

13 Oct 2016 New York - The Second Committee met for a side event on "The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development” organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The panelists and speakers emphasized the tremendous role ICTs can play for achieving the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, while digital technologies have spread rapidly globally, the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged behind. Read more.
14 October 2016
2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Institutions and Sustainable Development

This note by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs summarizes the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development deliberations on Sustainable Development Goal implementation from an institutional perspective. Read more.
05 August 2016
The United Nations E-Government Survey 2016 is Now Available in Chinese

The United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development is now available in Chinese. The Survey presents a systematic assessment of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to transform the public sector by enhancing its efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, inclusiveness and supporting access to public services and citizen participation.

Click here to download the United Nations E-Government Survey 2016 in Chinese.
29 July 2016
Official Launch of the 2016 United Nations E-Government Survey
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs through the Division for Public Administration and Development Management is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development.

Please click on the links below to view:
Press Release     E-Government Database    Publication
23 June 2016
Press Release: 2016 UN Public Service Day.

New York, 23 June—Emphasizing the critical role that public institutions must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations will mark 2016 United Nations Public Service Day today by focusing on how to mobilize public institutions for the implementation of the SDGs. Read more.
04 May 2016
Remote Participation for the 2016 WSIS Forum Facilitation Meetings
  DPADM/UNDESA and ITU will be organizing two facilitation meetings during the 2016 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The themes of meetings will be “The Role of Public Authorities and Global/Regional Cooperation in Ensuring that No One is Left Behind in the Information Society” and “How e-Government can ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The facilitation meetings will provide a platform for participants to exchange information and experiences; to identify priority areas for implementation within the Action Lines and to explore synergies among different stakeholders for more effective knowledge sharing and collaboration in the implementation process. Remote participation is available. Click the title of each meeting for more information.
11 April 2016
The 15th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), 18-22 April, New York

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) will meet in New York, 18-22 April to discuss how to transform public institutions so as to best support the implementation and review of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Committee will reflect on how to elaborate and implement effective and innovative policies to realize the SDGs and review their impact. It will also reflect on how to ensure that priorities are established and decisions are made in a fair, inclusive and accountable manner . Another theme will be how to improve engagement and communication between Governments and various actors such as through access to information, and electronic and mobile solutions. On the agenda of the Committee are also ways to build trust in public administrations by addressing with corruption as well as efforts to develop transformative leadership and public servants' competencies. The recommendations of the Committee will support the work of the Economic and Social Council and contribute to the review of the High Level Political Forum on sustainable development on "Ensuring that no one is left behind". Click here for more information on the 15th Session of CEPA.
08 January 2016
Launch of New Sustainable Development Agenda to Guide Development Actions for the Next 15 Years
The New Year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new Agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years.

For more information, click here.
31 December 2015
Internet Government Forum (IGF) Consultant
DPADM is seeking an international Consultant (WRITER), in connection with the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Annual Meeting held in Brazil last November 2015. Under the overall guidance of DPADM/UN-DESA, and immediate supervision of the Programme and Technology Manager of the IGF Secretariat, the Consultant will be responsible for preparing the IGF 2015 report.

For more information, please see the Terms of Reference for Vacancies IGFP-1905.

Interested candidates should send a completed P-11 form, resume and relevant selected bibliography to the IGF Secretariat at: vacancies@intgovforum.org by 8 January 2016. 

To download a P-11 form, please click here.

22 December 2015
Now Available: UNPAN Newsletter - 2015 Winter Issue
UNPAN Newsletter Volume 13, Issue 4 - Winter Issue is now available. Please click here to view.

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Rise of the Private Sector
The theme of this chapter is that most of both the current academic literature and popular commentary on China's economy have substantially underestimated the contribution of the private sector to China's economic growth since 1978 while exaggerating the role of state-owned firms. This chapter traces the rise of private companies and the decline of state companies in agriculture, in industry and construction and in services. The second half of the chapter shows how the growth of private firms far surpassed the growth of state companies after 1978, and it examines whether the party-state increasingly controls the economy not through direct ownership of firms, but rather by recruiting private entrepreneurs to party membership, thereby exercising control of the economy indirectly.
26 October 2016
Private-Sector Development in China's Foreign Policy
China's role as one of the world's leading economies is well established. By some indicators, china became the world's largest economy, measured in purchasing power parity, in 2014. In addition, last year also saw China surpass the United States as the world's largest consumer of energy. It is no longer solely China's role as a global manufacturing center that is shaping how the world does business. China's increasing need for natural resources, foreign markets, and political influence abroad is pushing China and its firms to conduct more regular investment in, and trade with, countries around the world. This paper describes China's utilization of private-sector-led development to achieve national aims within foreign countries.
26 October 2016
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