The UN General Assembly, in its resolution57/277, designated 23 June as Public Service Day.
The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Since the first Awards Ceremony in 2003, the United Nations has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world.
A High-level panel discussion on “Leaving No One Behind: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public Service Delivery for celebrating the 2016 United Nations Public Service Day” is being held at UN Headquarters in New York on 23 June.
Significance of the Day: The day seeks to mark the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators to build a better world for all.
This for the first time, the day is observed after the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals) were adopted by all member states of United Nations.
On this occasion, the UN will hold a Public Service Awards ceremony to reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions worldwide.