2019 United Nations Public Service Awards - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS


United Nations Public Service Awards

Please be informed that the United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA). The UNPSA promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principle of leaving no one behind, which form the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Award illustrates that sustainable development and effective governance are built on a competent public service. It is a prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service and rewards the achievement and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.

Nominations for the 2019 UNPSA are invited in five categories: 1) Delivering inclusive and equitable services to leave no one behind; 2) Ensuring integrated approaches in the public-sector institutions; 3) Developing effective and accountable public institutions; 4) Promoting digital transformation in public sector institutions; and 5) Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs.

In 2019 the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is collaborating with UN WOMEN in organizing the Awards, highlighting the important role of gender responsive public services in achieving the SDGs.

The winning initiatives will be recognized on the United Nations Public Service Day which  aims to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community” (A/RES/57/277) in June 2019.

In light of the above, I would be most grateful if your institution could disseminate this call for nominations among public institutions in your country.

Nominations must be completed online on the UNPSA portal at: https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA

The nominations period for the 2019 UNPSA closes on 30 November 2018.  Submission rules and the online application form are available in the six official languages of the United Nations. However, we encourage all nominating organizations to provide voluntary translations of their nominations in one of the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, which are English and French.

For more information, contact UNPSA@un.org

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