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Regional Symposium

Presentations of Speakers
Day 1 
Opening Session
Special Address
Keynote Speech
Session 1
Session 2
  • Mr. Ashish Narain, Principal Economist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Alikhan Baimenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub, Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Neel Ratan, Global Leader, Digital Government Network and Government and Public Sector, PwC India
  • Mr. Gomer Padong, Director, Philippines Social Enterprise Network, Philippines
  • Mr. Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director, UN-Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Ms. Sera Yun, Winner, 4th Youth Forum on SDG Implementation
  • Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia, Head, UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute
  • Ms. Karma Hamu Dorjee, Chairperson, Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan
Day 2
Session 3
Key Messages and The Way Forward
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) and in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) of the Government of the Republic of Korea, is organizing a Symposium on "Effective, Inclusive and Accountable Public Institutions and Digital Government Transformation for Resilient Recovery and the SDG Implementation". The Symposium aims to equip public institutions with the capacities necessary to sustainable and resilient recovery while keeping the focus on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Symposium will be held virtually.
The main objective of the Symposium is to strengthen the capacities of government officials to promote sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while not losing sight of the SDG implementation. The Symposium aims to reflect on how best to mobilize, organize and equip institutions and rally whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches for building back better and achieving the SDGs by 2030.
The Symposium will build upon the 11 Principles of effective governance for sustainable development developed by the Committee of Experts on Public Administration and endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2018. The Principles seek to help build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, with a view to achieving the shared vision for the people and the planet embodied in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.2 As basic principles, they apply to all public institutions, including executive and legislative organs, the security and justice sectors, independent constitutional bodies and State corporations. The principles are accompanied by a selection of commonly used strategies and related practices.
The Symposium will provide a platform for decision-makers to discuss challenges and share lessons learned on how to promote effective, inclusive and accountable institutions and accelerate digital government transformation to mitigate current and future shocks and build more resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific. It will provide an opportunity to take stock and learn from many innovative approaches to public service delivery, especially for the COVID-19 responses that aim to leave no one behind, engage all stakeholders in decision-making processes, and leverage new technologies. It will also engage the private sector and civil society organizations to discuss innovative partnerships for building a sustainable and resilient society.
Contact Information
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG)
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Juwang Zhu
Adriana Alberti
Chief, Programme Management and Capacity Development Unit
Bokyun Shim
Head, UN Project Office on Governance 
Victoria Kim
Governance and Public Administration Expert
Samuel Danaa
Associate Capacity Development Expert
Prabin Maharjan
Associate Research and Policy Analysis Expert
Hye Kyung (Shelley) Choi
Programme Management Assistant
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