Accountability and prevention of corruption

Cooperation between DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) initiated for 2011

DPADM will produce by the end of 2011 a publication on innovative practices for Governments to enhance accountability (including social accountability) in order to better advance towards the Millennium Development Goals. The publication will also address how improved accountability helps prevent corruption.

To prepare this publication, DPADM will carry out several meetings, some of these in cooperation with UNODC, which acts as Secretariat to the UN Convention against Corruption. To kick-start cooperation, a representative from DPADM attended the first meeting of the interim open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption in Vienna, from 13 to 15 December 2010 and made two presentations: one on citizen engagement and e-government in the fight against corruption, and another on the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) in the category of fighting corruption.

Moreover, in bilateral conversations with UNODC, it was agreed that DPADM will organize a meeting of experts and practitioners on accountability and prevention of corruption, back-to-back with the global conference UNODC will host in Morocco in October 2011, namely, the Fourth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

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Partnering for expanding e-governance

DPADM welcomes the World e-Governments Organizations of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) as its newest United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) Partner Organization

In order to further expand UNPAN and strengthen the Division’s work in the area of local e-government, DPADM welcomed the World e-Governments Organizations of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) as its 32nd UNPAN Partner Organization. Based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, WeGO is a worldwide association of e-governments that aims to share the practices of world e-governments, develop joint projects on e-governments, and bridge the digital divide between and among cities.

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