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Friday, 24 July 2015

United Nations Public Service Day 2015, June 23.

United Nations Public Service Day, June 23.

Theme 2015 : “Innovating Public Service Delivery to Implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

United Nations Secretary-General's Message for the United Nations Public Service Day 2015.

Today we celebrate the dedication of public servants everywhere. We salute their tireless efforts to provide efficient and inclusive services that are available to all.
The world faces enormous social, economic and environmental challenges. Ensuring that our public services are accountable and that our public servants are fully able to rise to the moment is vital.
This is a year for concerted global action. United Nations conferences on financing for development in July, on adopting a new set of Sustainable Development Goals in September, and the Paris Conference on Climate Change in December can help generate momentum for strengthening leadership in public services.  As we transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, Governments everywhere will need to adopt innovative and integrated approaches to promote policy change, institutional coordination, participatory decision-making, and effective, responsive, inclusive and accountable service delivery.
This year's United Nations Public Service Awards recognize that innovation and leadership contribute to better and more accountable services to local communities, including marginalized groups that are present at the commemoration of Public Service Day in Medellin, Colombia, the United Nations will recognize twenty-two public institutions for their achievements. 
On this Public Service Day, I thank all public servants for their daily efforts to make a difference. I also call upon young people everywhere to consider dedicating themselves to the noble cause of public service as we strive to build a future of dignity for all.
Ban Ki-Moon

 Forum : United Nations Public Service Day - 23 June

Events : 2015 United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony (June 23-26, 2015, Medellin, Colombia)

The 2015 United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony will take place in Medellin, Colombia at the Plaza Mayor Medellin Convention and Exhibition Center from 23 to 26 June 2015. Focusing on the theme “Innovating Public Service Delivery to Implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, 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 Colombia.
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.

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