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08 February 2018
2018 UNPSA Nomination Deadline Extended

Nomination deadline for the 2018 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) has been extended until 21 February. Organized and managed by DESA/DPADM in collaboration with UN-Women, the 2018 UNPSA recognizes innovation, achievements and contributions by public service institutions in the following categories: 1) Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and partnerships; 2) Making institutions inclusive and ensuring participation in decision-making; and 3) Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click here to apply.


25 January 2018
The Role of Leadership in the Process of Reform and Modernization of Public Administrations
CAFRAD is organizing a Seminar on “The Role of Leadership in the Process of Reform and Modernization of Public Administrations in the Light of the Principles of Responsible Public Governance (RPG)”. It will be held in Rabat (Morocco) from 29 to 31 of January 2018 
 
For more information click here.
20 December 2017
Press Release: United Nations Calls for Nominations for the 2018 Public Service Awards
New York, 21 December - To recognize innovation and excellence in public service that supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2018 UN Public Service Awards. Click here to read more.
19 December 2017
Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development
The benefits of Open Government Data (OGD) and enhanced access to public information are very relevant in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) developed a “Guide on Lessons for Open Government Data Action Planning for Sustainable Development”. The guide compiles findings from the capacity development activities conducted by DESA/DPADM. The project raised awareness of OGD requirements and helped Bangladesh, Nepal, Panama and Uruguay in developing action plans for implementing OGD initiatives. The Guide can be accessed here.
05 December 2017
Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa
A Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa, organized by UNDESA, UNDP, UNITAR and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), in cooperation with UNECA, will take place from 11 - 13 December 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Symposium brings together participants from all African countries and aims to provide a common space for debate and learning on how to implement the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 in an integrated fashion. The effective implementation of both agendas is hinged on good governance, strong democratic institutions and professional public service. The Symposium will also reflect on how to take whole of government and whole of society approaches to implement in various country situations. More information can be found here.          
20 November 2017
2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences
The call-for-papers for the 2018 IIAS Congress, to be held in Tunis on June 25-29, has been recently published on the Congress website. Submissions are now open, and can be made here. More information is also available on these two documents: Public Service Delivery; Call for Papers.                          



                            
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Symposium on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SAMOA Pathway in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Many small island developing States (SIDS) are rapidly moving ahead with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SAMOA Pathway, Climate change and other agreements. 


It is a challenging process that requires adapting institutions and calls for a whole-of-society effort 

  • It is important to sensitize all levels of the government and to mobilize and train public servants on SDGs implementation. The UN can support this by working with public administration schools. 
  • Disaster risk management and building resilience should be at the centre of implementation efforts 
  • Access to concessional financial resources should be improved notably after natural disasters. 
  • Harnessing ICT and mobilizing partnerships is critical for implementing the SDGs 
  • Statistical offices, ministries, parliaments, supreme audit institutions and civil society all have a role in reviewing progress towards the SDG. 
The informal communiqué emanating from the symposium will inform the meetings of the UN oceans conference, high-level political forum on sustainable development, United Nations General Assembly, ECOSOC and UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. Click here for more information.

Note: All UNPAN members are invited to provide input from their latest meetings.


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Title: 2017 UNPSF Report
Abstract: 2017 UNPSF Report
Document Sub Theme: Analytical Document
Region / Country: Global
Document Language: English
Organization: DESA/ DPADM
Web Portal: UNPAN
Modified: 2/14/2018 3:17 PM
Date Of Publication: 14 February 2018
Individual / Institutions / Authors: Said Maalouf/PACB

 

 

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