The UN Public Service Forum, Day and Awards
The United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards (UNPSA) celebrates the value and virtue of public service and highlights remarkable contributions in enhancing the role, prestige and visibility of public service. The event was initiated for the first time in 2003 in New York along with “UN Public Service Day,” and has been held annually on June 23rd for the past 16 years in different countries around the world. UNPOG organized two workshops during the forum, titled “Governance of the future: challenges, opportunities and new frontier issues” and “Governance to localize the SDGs” respectively. The first workshop focused on exploring key features of future government practices to achieve the 2030 Agenda with innovative technology, including AI, deep-learning, IoT, and Big Data that can be integrated in public administration processes. The second workshop focused on addressing the current challenges in localizing the SDGs, and how to build capacities for effective decentralized governance for the 2030 Agenda. Following the forum, awards are given in three categories: “Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and partnerships”; “Making institutions inclusive and ensuring participation in decision-making”, and “Promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs”. This year, 437 nominations from 79 countries were received for the 2018 UNPSA cycle.
Meeting Services Assistant, UNPOG, DPIDG, UN DESA
Cho Ye-Rin, Kim Ha-Yeong
Interns, UNPOG, DPIDG, UN DESA