The 2017 UN Public Service Forum was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 22 to 23 June and concluded with the UN Public Service Awards with 12 institutions being rewarded for excellence and innovation in service delivery.
Participants from all over the world debated how innovative policies can be fostered to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. One o the key messages was that, at a time of great change, government needs to work differently, harness the enormous potential of public administration and mobilize all actors towards a more effective, inclusive and accountable governance, as envisioned by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16. Synergies with the other Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda and actionable strategies on how to translate them into integrated and effective policies took centre stage in the discussions.
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