The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Programme has begun to accept nominations for the 2018 Awards. The nominations will close on 7 February 2018. The UNPSA promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services for sustainable development in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda. Award recipients are recognized each year on United Nations Public Service Day, 23 June.
Nomination Awards for 2018 are invited in three categories:
1) Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and partnerships;
2) Making institutions inclusive and ensuring participation in decision-making; and
3) Promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is collaborating notably with UN WOMEN in organizing the Awards, highlighting the important role of gender responsive public services in achieving the SDGs.
Please be advised that the nomination must be completed online on the UNPSA portal where submission rules and the online application form are available in the six official languages of the United Nations. However, we encourage all nominating organizations to provide voluntary translations of their nominations in one of the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, which are English and French.
Should you need any additional information regarding the nomination process, kindly contact UNPSA2018@un.org.