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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.
08 November 2018
2018 Internet Governance Forum

More than 3,000 participants, including high-level government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and internet policy experts, will gather in Paris, France, from 12 to 14 November to discuss international cooperation around issues such as fake news, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.

The Forum has taken on an increased profile as digital technology has become an integral part of daily life. The Forum will explore means to promote positive impacts of new technologies and how they can realize their full social and economic potential while also looking at curbing the more insidious uses of the Internet. Read more.
10 September 2018
Call for 2019 UNPSA Nominations

The United Nations is now accepting nominations for the 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA). The UNPSA promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its 17 Goals (SDGs), and the core principle of 2030 Agenda of leaving no one behind. The deadline for nominations is 30 November 2018.  

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18 July 2018
2018 United Nations E-Government Survey

The 2018 UN E-Government Survey is available online. The 2018 Survey provides new analysis and evidence on how to further utilize the potential of e-government to support the 2030 Agenda. It also examines how Member States can use e-government and information technologies to build sustainable and resilient societies. 

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04 July 2018
Call for contributions - World Public Sector Report 2019

The World Public Sector Report (WPSR) has been published by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of UNDESA since 2001. The forthcoming edition will focus on public institutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examining trends in relation to the implementation of institutional principles highlighted in SDG 16.

This call for contributions invites researchers and experts to submit inputs and policy briefs highlighting issues, trends, research findings or solutions in relation to the research questions that the report seeks to address

The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2018. Click here for more information.

11 June 2018
SAI Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting

A meeting of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) leadership and stakeholders on “SAI Contributions to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals” will take place from 19 to 20 July 2018 at UNHQ, jointly organised by UNDESA and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The meeting will provide a space for debate and learning on how to audit the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and facilitate information sharing on SDG audits, reflecting on common challenges and opportunities and the engagement between governments, SAIs and other stakeholders in the follow-up and review of the SDGs. Emerging findings and lessons learned from conducting audits of preparedness for SDG implementation in different regions will be shared. The outcomes of the meeting will inform ongoing initiatives to support SDG implementation, follow-up and review undertaken by INTOSAI and its members SAIs and SDG follow-up processes. Over 100 participants, including SAI leadership, members of audit teams conducting SDG audits, government officials, experts, and selected representatives from civil society, UN system agencies and other stakeholders will participate. Click here for more information.

28 May 2018
2018 UN Public Service Awards Winners

The 2018 UN Public Service Awards winners have been selected. Eight public institutions from Austria, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand will be awarded for their innovation and excellence in public service that supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The winners will receive the Awards at the UNPSA Ceremony that will take place on 23 June during the 2018 UN Public Service Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco. Click here for more information.

15 May 2018
UN Public Service Forum Panel Discussion

On 11 May 2018, a panel on the UN Public Service Forum (UNPSF) was held at UN Headquarters in New York. The panel brought together the current and several former host countries of the UNPSF to discuss how the Forum could be further leveraged as a global platform to promote policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning on innovative approaches to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more.

09 May 2018
Divisional name changed to Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has been renamed as the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG). The new name reflects the realignment of the Division’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The change is part of a larger reorganization of DESA to better support Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  DPIDG’s organigramme can be viewed here.

Concept Note: Expert Group Meeting on Budgeting and Planning for SDGs 4 to 5 February 2019
Concept Note: Expert Group Meeting on Budgeting and Planning for SDGs 4 to 5 February 2019
13 December 2018
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11 December 2018
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