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Opening of the call for nominations for the UNPSA2018


The 2018 United Nations Public Service Awards 2018 (UNPSA2018) is accepting nominations for this prestigious international award scheme until 7 February 2018.

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.

In 2018, nominations for the Awards are invited in three categories:

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

2) Making institutions inclusive and ensuring participation in decision-making; and

3) Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs.

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

The Awards will be handed out on 23 June 2018 during the United Nations Public Service Forum which will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. The 23rd of 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 Award is open to all public-sector institutions at the national, state and local levels from all UN member states. In the case of innovative partnerships (including civil society, private sector, academia etc.), the nominee must be a public-sector institution. The nominations for the Award shall present innovative initiatives that contribute to improved public service delivery and may inspire similar initiatives around the world.

For more information, please see https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA.