The UN and the Government of the Netherlands will welcome around 500 to 600 participants from several countries among the current UN member states: ministers, senior government officials, mayors, academics and representatives from the United Nations, other international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector.

Participants will discuss how to best mobilize the public services and accelerate innovation to achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to leave no one behind. It will be a moment to reflect on shared challenges and exchange the lessons learned from the new approaches and innovations that are being tried worldwide.

Interactions – information and inspiration!

During the two-day Forum, participants will have the opportunity to reflect and learn about public service innovation through a multiplicity of interactive platforms, including:

During the first day of the Forum, the plenary session will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of innovating public services to implement the 2030 Agenda. Eight parallel tracks will then address good practices in key areas related to the SDGs from the perspective of four public administration dimensions. Lessons learned from the tracks will be presented during the plenary session on the second day. This will be followed by four reflection tables focusing on 'What is driving innovations in the public service?'. The reflection tables will discuss lessons learned from the innovations presented during the first day and provide participants with the opportunity to discuss their own practices along four key dimensions of public administration.