UN CEPA: The place for institutional reform for the SDGs

UN Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin: “CEPA is the only body in the ECOSOC system dedicated to institution building in its many forms. Progress in this area is a foundation of progress on all the Sustainable Development Goals.” Louis: Feeling very honored and grateful to be able to serve as one of the  members of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. CEPA is currently going through it’s 19th session in a virtual format – but with excellent, extremely stimulating and informed discussions, supported by a fantastic Secretariat at UN DESA. […]

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Making sense of Covid-19 governance

The Public Governance Institute of Leuven University in Belgium started a series of contributions from their professors on the challenges and insights stemming from the Covid-19 pandemia. On the webage Making sense of Civid-19 governance, professors Trui Steen, Steven van de Walle, Steven van Hecke and Peter Hupe and Louis Meuleman present their ideas. Louis Meuleman summarises in a mini-video-lecture his recent article ‘It takes more than markets: First governance lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic’ (in Dutch). […]

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Events list

13-28 May 2020: Six 2-hour virtual sessions replacing the physical annual UN CEPA conference in New York.


15 May: Louis chairing CEPA meeting 2 on principles of effective governance for the SDGs


14 May: Louis speaking at UNDESA Webinar


13 May: Louis speaking at CEPA meeting 1 on acceleration for the SDGs


Postponed: Conference “We sustain sustainability 2020″, Zagreb, Croatia, 23 March 2020 (Louis speaking)


Postponed: 19th Session Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), UN HQ, New York, 30 March – 3 April 2020 (Louis speaking/chairing)


‘Keynote speech Prof. Dr Louis Meuleman on ‘The UN wants accelerated governance of the Sustainable Development Goals – but are we really ready?’’ at the IIAS Governance week 2020 in Brussels, 5 February 2020 (Louis)


Masterclass network leadership, 31 January 2020, Brussels (Louis).


ENoP Conference on: “Finding paths towards transformative European action for the SDGs“, 29th January 2020, Brussels (Ingeborg)


ESDN Strategic Workshop Sustainability & EU Democratic Challenges, 12 November 2019, Brussels, Presentation “Sustainability Governance in Europe: Governance Principles and Democratic Achievements: a practitioner’s view” (Louis)


ESDN annual conference 2019, Helsinki, 30-31 October 2019. Panel speaker on Taking stock on the 2030 Agenda implementation at the different policy levels (Ingeborg). Keynote on “Metagovernance for Sustainability: The full toolbox for implementing the SDGs” (Louis)


UN Sustainable Development Transformation Forum 2019, Incheon, Korea, 22 October 2019. Presentation “New trends in governance for transformation” (Louis)


Workshop The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) – Science as a leverage point for sustainable development, 9 October 2019, Brussels. Ingeborg was panelist.


Symposium ‘Global trends’, 24 September 2019, Leuven University.  Keynote “De Klimaatcrisis: een sleutelrol voor sociale wetenschappen” (Louis)


High Level Political Forum 2019 on the SDGs, New York. Presentation (Ingeborg) on 8th July. Presentation (Louis) on 15th July. […]