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20 January 2019
The role of external audits in enhancing transparency and accountability for the SDGs

A new working paper examines the involvement of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in auditing the pre¬paredness of governments for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2015. These audits have covered institutional arrangements put in place to implement the SDGs, the mobilization of resources, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks. SDG preparedness audits have produced valuable information that is not necessarily available from other national processes linked with SDG follow-up and review. As such, audit recommendations can be a powerful tool to help governments improve SDG implementation. The paper reflects on the impact that SDG audits have made, and on the challenges and opportunities for SAIs that have engaged in this exercise. While many of these challenges are generic to the work of SAIs, SDG audits also present specific political, institutional and technical problems. Finally, the paper explores questions that this new area of engagement poses for SAIs, including the long-term prospects for institutionalization of SDG audits and the relationship with other accountability mechanisms for the SDGs at the national level.

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14 November 2018
Call for Nominations for the Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award
 The Mzia Mikeladze PhD Thesis Award aims to promote research by young scholars on public administration and public policy in the NISPAcee region. Nominations can be made by the NISPAcee member institution where the thesis has been defended.

Click here to apply by December 1, 2018.

14 November 2018
Call for Nominations for the Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration

The Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration is a tribute to a commitment of Alena Brunovska, one of NISPAcee’s founders and the first Chair of the NISPAcee Steering Committee, to the development of public administration education in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Click here to apply by December 1, 2018.

12 November 2018
Multistakeholder Advisory Group Renewed to Prepare the XIV Internet Governance Forum Meeting in 2019

The membership of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum has been renewed. A total of 52 members, 16 among them new, have been appointed. The Advisory Group members are from all stakeholder groups and all regions, representing governments, civil society, the private sector and technical community. Read more.
12 November 2018
Appointment of the Chair of Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reappointed Lynn St. Amour of the United States Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group advises the Secretary-General on the programme of Internet Governance Forum annual meetings. It comprises 52 members drawn from Governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives of the academic and technical communities. Read more.
11 November 2018
Call for papers: The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference "From Policy Design to Policy Practice"

the 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference, entitled "From Policy Design to Policy Practice”, will provide a forum to nurture such a discourse, which will be open to interested participants from all over the world. The event is organized in co-operation with Masaryk University, Brno and Charles University, Prague.

Call for paper proposals is now open for the Main Theme Session, General Session, PhD Pre-conference Seminar, 8 different research working groups and 5 panels.

The extended deadline for applications is November 30, 2018. Click here for more information.

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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: CEPA 18th Session - Relating the Principles of Effective Governance for Sustainable Development to Practices and Results (English)
Abstract: Relating the principles of effective governance for sustainable development to practices and results (E/C.16/2019/4)
Document Content Type: Substantive Conference/ Workshop Material
Document Sub Theme: Analytical Document
Region / Country: Global
Document Language: English
Organization: DESA/ DPADM
Web Portal: UNPAN
Modified: 2/18/2019 4:01 PM
Date Of Publication: 23 January 2019
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