Good governance of natural resources vital for post-conflict recovery – UN-backed study

A new United Nations-backed study finds that meeting the essential needs of people after armed conflict while sustaining peace requires more than a forum for governing natural resources — it also requires good governance.

Deiss urges flexibility as Assembly debates stronger UN role in global governance

The President of the General Assembly Joseph Deiss today urged States to be flexible and innovative when considering ways of strengthening the role of the United Nations as the central institution for global governance.

Massive challenges highlight key role of global governance, says Ban

The world is facing challenges transcending borders like no other time in history, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an international conference in Morocco today, underlining the pivotal role played by global governance.

Today’s global challenges require nations coming together as partners – Ban

No one nation, however large or powerful, can solve all problems on its own, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that it is vital for countries to work together in partnership to tackle common challenges.

Security Council urges open elections in Africa to restore constitutional order

The Security Council today expressed its concern over the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government in some parts of Africa, and its negative impact on the economic and social welfare of the people and the development of affected countries.

UN can benefit from results of global forum on good governance, Migiro says

The United Nations stands to benefit from the results of a meeting on good governance bringing together elected officials, experts, business leaders and representatives of civil society groups, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told participants assembled in Vienna for the four-day conference.

UN hands out annual public service excellence awards

From introducing an e-voting initiative in Switzerland to establishing a performance contracts scheme in Kenya, government departments, agencies and public bodies from 14 countries have won this year’s United Nations Public Service Awards.

UN must continue working closely with DR Congo and Republic of Congo, Migiro says

After returning from a weeklong visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today that the UN must continue its partnership with the two countries in helping them meet the development challenges ahead.

UN Public Service Day honours innovations in governance and administration

Declaring that improvements in governance require courage, curiosity and innovation from the public sector, a senior United Nations official today praised eight institutions which have pioneered ways to make services more efficient and accessible to all members of society – and engage active participation in their design.

UN-sponsored forum calls for more transparent, participatory governance

A United Nations-backed forum today wrapped up its meeting in the Republic of Korea by adopting a declaration calling on world governments to implement measures to increase civic participation in and the transparency of their operations.