The 2019 United Nations Public Service Forum (UNPSF) will take place in the Republic of Azerbaijan from 24 to 26 June 2019, under the theme ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation and Accountable Institutions’.
The Forum is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) jointly with the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Several partners will also be engaged in organizing parallel workshops or side events.
Effective, inclusive and accountable public-sector institutions are critical for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs. They play a key role in achieving interlinkages and policy coherence; designing national development strategies and plans, developing infrastructure, mobilizing resources, monitoring and evaluating public programmes, projects and development activities, and equipping public servants with the capacities to implement the SDGs. They also have an important role to play in providing inclusive services to better serve citizens and leave no one behind, including through digital government.