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Volume 28 | No.4 | April 2024

New governance insights to boost SDG progress

New approaches are needed to bolster efforts to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), eradicate poverty and eliminate hunger, while navigating and addressing multiple crises. Effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions, combined with adequate governance arrangements, must deliver sustainable, resilient, innovative, and citizen-centred solutions. 

The Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) will hold its 23rd session at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 to 19 April 2024. The Committee will discuss new governance insights to advance the SDGs and eradicate poverty. It will cover a range of topics including regulating and reforming the insurance industry to combat climate change; building inclusive institutions that leave no one behind at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda; innovations in public sector workforce governance; artificial intelligence governance; accelerating public financial management reform; and promoting sound public financial management in fragile and conflict-affected settings. 

The Committee will also engage in a dialogue with Voluntary National Review countries and Voluntary Local Review cities, to promote peer exchange on experiences and promising practices in implementing SDGs 16 and 17, and hold a dedicated consultation with observers, including youth organizations.

The Committee will adopt an input to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and a draft resolution for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The session is open to eligible observers from all regions of the world and will be streamed live on UN Web TV in 6 languages.

For more information: Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)