The United Nations promotes and supports the development of public administration and institutions among Member States for realizing the internationally agreed development goals, including the SDGs. The Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) supports intergovernmental discussions, research and capacity development for building effective, accountable, inclusive and transparent institutions. This includes analyzing and reporting on the institutional dimensions of sustainable development, notably on capacities of institutions and civil service, whole of government approaches, innovations, information and communication technologies, public accountability and corruption in relation to sustainable development.
Governments have a central role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in eradicating poverty, protecting the fragile ecosystems, and promoting prosperity in a changing world. Engaging all parts and levels of government is pivotal.