UNCEPA 15th Session

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration, established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its resolution 2001/45, is comprised of 24 members who meet annually at UN Headquarters in New York. The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States, in connection with the UN Millennium Development Goals.

In addition, the Committee also provides programmatic guidance to the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), including the annual review of its work programme.

Each year in April, CEPA meets at the UN headquarter  to provide guidelines on public administration issues related to the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals (IADGs), including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The 2016 session of the United Nations Committee of Experts in Public Administration (UNCEPA) will focus on this theme: “Moving from commitments to results: transforming public institutions to facilitate inclusive policy formulation and integration in the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals“.

The following papers will be presented:

As a NGO with a general consultative status vis-à-vis the ECOSOC, the IIAS is supporting the UNCEPA. IIAS President and Director General will defend the position of IIAS, enclosed in this statement.

On February 17-18, 2016, DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Moving from commitments to results in building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. The insights of this meeting is going to be fed into the 15th Session of UN-CEPA.

Conclusions of the 15th UN-CEPA Session

The Committee of Experts on Public Administration held its fifteenth session at the United Nations in New York from 18 to 22 April 2016. The main subject of discussion was transforming public institutions for integrated and inclusive policy making and review of the SDGs. The Committee decided to firmly place the SDGs at the centre of its work, with particular attention to Goal 16. The Committee observed that the SDGs give renewed urgency to addressing some intractable challenges of public administration. Among them is realizing the core principle of leaving no one behind. The principle is closely connected to efforts to promote diversity and non-discrimination, as well the rights of access to public service on general terms of equality and participation in the public affairs of one’s country. The Committee agreed to convey an input on this topic to the thematic review of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum. In addition to its contribution to the HLPF, the Committee prepared a draft resolution for ECOSOC on the report of the fifteenth session. The Committee noted that there should be a clear framework for sharing responsibilities between national and local government – the local level has a major role in implementation […]

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