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The United Nations has begun to accept nominations for the 2017 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 was created by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2002.  In 2016, ECOSOC requested the Secretary-General to continue to promote and support innovation and excellence in public services for sustainable development through the UNPSA (ECOSOC resolution, E/Res/2016/26).  


In 2017, nomination for the Awards are invited in three categories:  

1) Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and participation;

2) Promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in public service; and

3) Innovation and excellence in delivering health services (as one of the SDGs).


The Awards will be handed out on 23 June 2017 during the United Nations Public Service Forum which will be held in the Netherlands this year.  23 June is the United Nations Public Service Day and aims to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community” (A/RES/57/277).   The nominations period will close on 28 February 2017.


The UNPSA is open to all public institutions, including governments and public agencies engaged in public-private partnerships for delivering services.  The nominations for the Award shall present innovative initiatives that contribute to improved public service delivery and may inspire similar initiatives around the world.


Further information on the nomination process, eligibility, selection criteria and evaluation process can be found at:  https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA. The period for receiving nominations will close on 28 February 2017. 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, please contact the following: Mr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief, Public Administration Capacity Branch, Division for Public Administration and Development (DPADM), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), at kauzya@un.org , Ms. Adriana Alberti, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPADM/DESA at alberti@un.org , or Ms. Stefania Senese, Governance and Public Administration Officer, DPADM/DESA at senese@un.org.


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