In relation to the UN Public Service day, designated by the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277 as 23 June, the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) call for nominations was announced in January 2017 and closed 17 March 2017. A total of 552 nominations were received from all 5 regional groups, with most cases coming from over 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The UNPSA recognises excellence in public service at the global level. It was first launched in 2003 in order to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. In 2016, the UNPSA was reviewed to align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
A sub-committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA) will review and recommend the winners for the UNPSA 2017. These entries will then be subject to additional verification and validation. The awards ceremony will take place during the UN Public Service Day on 23 June 2017 and will form part of the events of the United Nations Public Service Forum that will be held in The Hague, Netherlands.
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