Leading government services

DPADM and the Government of the United Arab Emirates co-organized the Government Summit, the first meeting on governance held in the Gulf Region, on 11-12 February in Dubai under the overall theme “Leading Government Services” 

Leading government services (Paul Banks)The Summit included a Ministerial Roundtable on “Innovation in Public Governance, a Ministerial Perspective” and three parallel workshops focusing on “Innovation in Public Governance: Perspectives from United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Winners” and on the sub themes of; (i) innovation in regulatory reform and administrative simplification for effective service delivery; (ii) innovation in public governance through networks and partnerships; and (iii) innovation in e-services. Each workshop featured a speaker from DPADM and a past UNPSA winner.

Prior to the Summit, which was attended by over 2500 government officials from the Arabic Region, both parties organized a capacity-building workshop on Innovation in Public Governance to showcase and discuss the work and ideas of the Division on the United Nations E-Government Survey, United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), United Nations Public Administration Country Studies (UNPACS) and the UNPSA. The pre-Summit workshop was attended by over 250 government officials from the UAE.

At the close of the summit, the DPADM team, led by Mr. Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief of the eGovernment Branch, was invited to meet with the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of the UAE who expressed appreciation for their substantive contribution towards the overall organization of the event, and requested further support from DESA and DPADM in upcoming activities.

For more information:

Promoting Innovation in Public Governance for Effective Service Delivery: A Global Perspective