Call for Nominations: The 2013 UN Public Service Award

 

UN Public Service Awards

What is the United Nations Public Service Awards Programme?
The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.

 What is its purpose?
The overall purpose of the UNPSA programme is to reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions towards a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. An annual global competition that promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service, the programme aims to discover new innovations in governance; motivate public servants to further promote innovation; raise the image of public service; enhance trust in government; and collect and share successful practices for possible replication between and within countries.

In brief, the Awards aim to:

  •  Discover innovations in governance;
  •  Reward excellence in the public sector;
  •  Motivate public servants to further promote innovation;
  •  Enhance professionalism in the public service;
  •  Raise the image of public service;
  •  Enhance trust in government; and
  •  Collect and disseminate successful practices for possible replication.

What are the UNPSA categories?
The United Nations Public Service Awards is given in the following five categories:

  • Preventing and combating corruption in the public service
  • Improving the delivery of services
  • Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms
  • Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age
  • Promoting gender responsive delivery of public services

Check here for

The 2013 United Nations Public Service Award Nomination Form

and

The Application Guideline for the 2013 United Nations Public Service Awards

 

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  1. […] The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) recognizes excellence in public service at the global level. It was launched in 2003 in order to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. In 2016, the UNPSA was reviewed in order to be aligned with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNPSA is organized and managed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-WOMEN). The purpose of the UNPSA is to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda. It takes into account the various levels of development of countries while reflecting the universal nature of the SDGs. Through a global competition that promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service, the UNPSA aims to: […]

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