Call for Nominations: United Nations Public Service Awards 2020

Application Deadline: 27 November 2019.

Earlier this year, 11 countries were recognized with the prestigious UN Public Service Awards for their initiatives advancing the global goals. From improving the health and living conditions of over 200,000 people in Kenya, to providing better access to medication in Argentina, and low-cost solar energy in Thailand; these were just some of the projects that were presented with this esteemed prize. Time has now come to submit nominations for 2020 and UN DESA is calling for nominations. Does your public institution have an innovative solution to improve public service delivery for the SDGs?

Do you know of any innovative public-service initiatives that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Then nominate them for the 2020 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA)!

The annual programme is now open for applications [here] and UN DESA is calling for nominations. The award aims to promote and recognize transformative initiatives that fosters creativity and innovation in public services. It is open to all public organizations, including local, regional and national governments, and public institutions engaged in public-private partnerships for making people’s lives better. Nominations are accepted in all six UN official languages.

This year’s awards will recognize the achievements and contributions of public services in the following five categories:

  • Delivering inclusive and equitable services for all;
  • Promoting integrated mechanisms for sustainable development;
  • Developing transparent and accountable public institutions;
  • Promoting digital transformation in public-sector institutions; and
  • Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Public Service Awards 2020


  1. […] le Prix ​​des Nations Unies pour la fonction publique est la reconnaissance internationale la plus prestigieuse de l’excellence du service public. Il récompense les réalisations créatives et les contributions des institutions de service public qui conduisent à une administration publique plus efficace et plus réactive dans les pays du monde entier. Par le biais d’un concours annuel, les Prix de la fonction publique des Nations Unies promeuvent le rôle, le professionnalisme et la visibilité du service public. […]


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