United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)
The United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) is a subsidiary office of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) under the auspices of its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM). Its principal mission is to strengthen the public governance capacities of developing Member States in Asia and the Pacific and beyond to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNPOG was established in June 2006 to promote efficient, participatory and transparent public governance as an outcome of the 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government.
In response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the mandate of UNPOG has been extended until 2030.
During the past decade, under the supervision of DPADM and with support from the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) of the Government of the Republic of Korea, UNPOG has effectively contributed to the strengthening of public administration in developing Member States with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. The UN Economic and Social Council specifically highlighted the importance of UNPOG in its Resolution E/2014/L.30/Rev.1, which stipulates that the UN Secretariat “to further strengthen governance and public administration capacity development through the provision of advisory services, training, including self-assessment and awareness-raising, and technical projects such as the United Nations Project Office on Governance.”