Promoting public administration worldwide

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) will meet in New York on 15-19 April

12th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Committee is comprised of 24 members who meet annually at UN Headquarters in New York. It 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 DESA’s Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), including the annual review of its work programme.

Since its conversion from a Group into a full-fledged Committee in 2001, CEPA has been meeting annually to provide guidelines on public administration issues related to the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals (IADGs), including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

It has also reported to ECOSOC on the governance and public administration dimensions of sustainable socio-economic development, particularly focusing on the themes of human capital development, participatory governance, capacity development in crisis and post-conflict countries, and innovations in public administration and governance, among others.

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12th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration