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Sunday, 22 June 2014

United Nations Public Service Day 2014, 23 June.

 


The annual observance of Public Service Day highlights the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators in our efforts to build a better world for all.
At a time of complex and interdependent global challenges, effective governance and efficient public administration are central to meeting our development goals. They will also be vital for implementing the post-2015 development agenda.
At today’s commemoration in Seoul, the United Nations will recognize 19 public institutions from 14 countries for their outstanding achievements. The winners and finalists come from different regions and different levels of development, but what they have in common is having overcome complex challenges through innovative public service. They have revitalized education for the marginalized, enhanced transparency and accountability, supported environmental protection and deployed technology to increase the efficiency of health and water services. These trail-blazing efforts have resulted in greater equity and inclusion in the delivery of public services in their communities. 
I congratulate these institutions for their dedication to excellence.  I encourage all who work in public service to learn from them and take inspiration from their successes.
Ban Ki-moon




The 2014 United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) from 23 to 26 June 2014. Focusing on the theme “Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”, the Forum will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the hosting Government of the Republic of Korea.

Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the people - 2014 UN public Service Forum and Awards Cerenomy - 23-26 June 2014, KINTEX (Goyang, Gyeonggil)


In line with the search for Sustainable Development, the United Nations is dedicated to promoting exchange of experiences, ideas and best practices concerning innovations in governance and public administration in order to contribute to social, economic, and environmental development. The General Assembly itself has reiterated, in resolution 57/277, that particular emphasis should be given to the exchange of experience related to the role of public administration in the implementation of internationally agreed goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration. In resolution 50/225, it also underlined the importance of enhancing international cooperation in the field of public administration, including South-South and inter-regional cooperation.


23-26 June 2014 -Innovating Governanc for Sustainable Development and Well being of People, 2014 UNPSA, Seoul republic of Korea.
  OVERALL EVENT INFORMATION


AD-HOC EXPERT GROUP MEETING AND CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS



The United Nations Public Service Forum is a unique global event on public governance that provides a platform to explore, discuss and learn about: Emerging challenges, issues and trends - what are the major challenges and issues governments are facing at present and what is their vision for the future?; Innovative practices to address these challenges - what are the governance solutions that are being spearheaded in different parts of the world?; Capacity development strategies, approaches and tools - how can we learn from these practices and what tools are available or can be developed to move forward?  
The parallel Ad-Hoc Expert Group Meeting, the Capacity Development Workshops and the Ministerial Round Table will be on the following themes: 
  • Ad-Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development
  • Workshop 1: "Innovation and e-Governance for Sustainable Development"
  • Workshop 2: "Innovation in Public Accountability: The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions and Citizens"
  • Workshop 3: "What Women Get:  Transforming Public Service Delivery to Respond to Women and Girls"
  • Workshop 4: "Transformative Initiative towards Open Competent and Service Oriented Government"
  • Workshop 5: "E-Government in the Smart Society; the Way Forward: One Day Workshop (24th of June Only)
  • Special Session: Effective Governance System for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Era
  • Ministerial Roundtable


ABOUT THE CO-ORGANIZERS 



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The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service

MEDIA COVERAGE


In its Resolution 57/277 the United Nations General Assembly designated 23 June as the United Nations Public Service Day.

The United Nations Public Service Awards Programme (UNPSA), which is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service, rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UNPSA promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service. It encourages exemplary public service and recognizes that democracy and successful governance are built on a competent civil service. Since 2003, UNDESA has collected, shared, and disseminated innovative practices in public governance through the UNPSA and other knowledge bases. The UNPSA aims at discovering 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.

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EGMS, WORKSHOPS & MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

PRESENTATIONS (tba)

  • Session 1: E-Government Global/Regional Trends and Emerging Issues
  • Session 2: Collaborative Leadership for Whole-of-Government
2014 UNPSA Winner- "The National Contact Centre", eGovernment Authority (Kingdom of Bahrain) - SYNOPSIS
2014 UNPSA Winner - “Social Security Information System (SSIS)”, Korea Health and Welfare Information Service (Republic of Korea) - SYNOPSIS
2014 UNPSA Winner - “Uruguay Competes”, National Civil Service Bureau (Uruguay) - SYNOPSIS
  • Session 3: Policies and Strategies for Innovative Service Delivery
2014 UNPSA Winner -"I-SEHA", Ministry of Health (Kingdom of Bahrain) - SYNOPSIS
2014 UNPSA Winner - "Secondary School Improvement Programme (SSIP)" Gauteng Department of Education (South Africa) - SYNOPSIS
2014 UNPSA Winner -"Children Working in Ankara Streets Project" Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) - SYNOPSIS
  • Session 4 - E-Government for Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States
EVALUATION REPORT
FINAL REPORT


BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS


BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
PRESENTATIONS (tba)

CONTACTS
John-Mary Kauzya
Chief

Public Administration Capacity Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
kauzya@un.org

Garegin Manukyan
Public Administration Affairs Officer

Public Administration Capacity Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
manukyan@un.org

Tiblet Kelemwork
Programme Assistant

Public Administration Capacity Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
kelemwork@un.org


BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS




CONTACTS
Elia Armstrong
Chief

Development Management Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
armstronge@un.org

Daniel Bato
Inter-regional Adviser
Development Management Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
bato@un.org

Patricia Penuen
Programme Assistant
Development Management Branch
Division for Public Administration and Development Management
penuen@un.org


BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

CONTACT

Ms. Katherine Gifford
Programme Specialist
Governance and National Planning
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Email: katherine.gifford@unwomen.org




BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS



BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
 
Knowledge Base of UNPSA Initiatives

Knowledge Base of UNPSA Initiatives

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