The United Nations promotes and support the development of public administration and institutions among Member States for realizing the internationally agreed development goals, including the SDGs. It supports inclusive 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, public accountability and corruption in relation to sustainable development.
12 institutions from 11 countries were recognized by the United Nations on UN Public Service Day for their innovation and excellence in providing public services. The Day highlights the pivotal role of public services in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).