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Friday, 1 July 2016

United Nations Public Service Day 2016, June 23

On United Nations Public Service Day, we recognize and celebrate the role of public service in improving peoples’ lives.
The efforts of women and men engaged in public service are crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Each Sustainable Development Goal is linked to the delivery of public service: from health to education … from safety to the rule of law … from water and energy to economic policies and beyond.
All countries and all people need a public service that is competent, equipped and well-resourced.  Public service needs to be diverse and ethical.  It needs to be dedicated to effectively serving people and improving the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable.

I pay tribute to public servants in all countries for their dedication to excellence.  I would like to offer a special word of recognition to the dedicated staff of the United Nations.  Across 10 years leading this noble organization, I marvel at their dedication and professionalism every single day.
Once again, thank you for your commitment.  Together, let us to create an environment where public service can flourish with creativity, innovation and a shared drive to realize the 2030 Agenda.
Ban Ki-Moon,
United Nations Secretary General.

Statement by Mr. Wu Hongbo Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations (June 23, 2016).

Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates,Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted to welcome you to this celebration of the United Nations Public Service Day.
The theme of this year’s celebration – Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public Service Delivery to Leave No One Behind - is timely and important, as we have begun the journey of translating the visionary, transformative and ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into reality.
At the global level, the UN General Assembly is exploring how to ensure coherent and inclusive review and follow-up of the SDGs. Member States are close to agreement on a resolution that will provide a solid basis for moving ahead
The High-Level Political Forum is the central UN platform for follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030. It will deliver on its role next month. 22 countries will make voluntary presentations at the Forum on the steps they have taken to implement the Agenda. These 22 volunteering countries come from all regions and all levels of development, demonstrating the truly universal nature of the 2030 Agenda.

Wu Hongbo,
Under-Secretary-General for
Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

FORUM : United Nations Public Service Day - 23 June

The 2016 United Nations Public Service Day will celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community and recognize the work of public servants. It will promote the importance of creativity, innovation and transformation of the public service. The event is open to representatives of the Permanent Missions of the United Nations, the United Nations agencies, academia and civil society.

Celebrating the 2016 United Nations Public Service Day - UN Web TV.

Organized by the Misión Permanente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia ante NNUU en Ginebra, Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Live broadcasting : Knowledge Sharing High-level Discussion Panel: “Leaving No One Behind: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public service Delivery” (with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon... and ECOSOC President).
The UNPSA takes into consideration a geographical distribution of five regions. In order to level the playing field for nominations received from countries with varying levels of development and income, the following five regions have been established, including: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia.


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