United Nations Programme on Public Administration, History of

  • Guido BertucciEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3208-1

Introduction

Since its creation in 1945, the United Nations has been concerned not only with the maintenance of peace and security but also with the promotion of economic and social development (Preamble of the United Nations Charter).

Along with the history of the United Nations, the concept of development has evolved from the strict emphasis on economic development to the concept of sustainable development encompassing the three dimensions of economic, social, and environmental.

The capacity of public administration to function effectively and efficiently was recognized from the early days as a key element in helping all countries in the path to development.

The following is a brief history of the contribution of the United Nations Programme on Public Administration to the development process.

The Early Days

At the very beginning of the history of the United Nations, special emphasis was placed on the needs of those developing countries emerging from colonial rule. They required...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Governance Solutions InternationalNew YorkUSA