United Nations Public Service Day is an annual event observed on 23 June to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community.
Observed on: June 23
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2003 (UN Resolution)
About United Nations Public Service Day
Every year June 23 is celebrated as United Nations Public Service Day. In 2003 UN General Assembly passed a resolution which proclaimed to celebrate every year June 23 as UN Public Service Day. This day is observed to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community. The day also encourages young people to pursue career in public services.
Activities and Programs on UN Public Service Day
Many programs and events are conducted on this day. UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) are given away on this day. The award is given to recognize excellence in public service at the global level and was launched in 2003. The award also promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs). Every year United Nations Public Service Forum takes place for two days which ends on 23 June.
Theme for United Nations Public Service Day
United Nations Public Service Day 2020 Theme is “Action Today, Impact Tomorrow: Innovating and Transforming Public Services and Institutions to Realize the Sustainable Development Goals“
UN Public Service Day 2019 Theme was “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective Delivery of Services, Innovative Transformation and Accountable Institutions“
UN Public Services Day 2018 Theme was “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals”
UNPSD 2017 Theme: “The Future is Now – Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030”
2016 Theme: “Leaving No One Behind: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public Service Delivery”
2015 Theme: “Innovating Public Service Delivery to Implement the Post-2015 Development Agenda”
2014 Theme: “Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”
2013 Theme: “Transformative e-Government and Innovation: Creating a Better Future for All”