Three CAPAM Board members nominated to the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Immediate release

Ottawa, Canada - On 26 July 2017, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) approved the Secretary-General’s nomination of 24 experts to serve on the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) for a three-year, seven-month term beginning 1 January 2018 and expiring on 31 July 2021.
We are very pleased to report that CAPAM President, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa is among those selected, as is CAPAM Vice-President Prof Margaret Kobia and CAPAM Director Mrs Bridget Katsriku.  As senior public administration experts, our Board members are often called upon to support international work.  Several CAPAM Directors have held mandates on CEPA before and we note that Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, a former President of CAPAM has been nominated for the next term as well.
CAPAM itself, enjoys observer status at the annual meeting of CEPA held at the UN in New York. The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States, notably in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in support of the implementation and progress reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Congratulations to Dr Ali, Prof Kobia and Mrs Katsriku for their accomplishment.  On behalf of CAPAM Board, Members and staff we wish them all the best for a successful mandate.
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Source:      Gay Hamilton, CAPAM CEO
Date:          August 1, 2017- 30 -