Two Georgian projects win United Nations Public Service Awards
Two Georgian projects have won the United Nations Public Service Awards, which is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.
The Ministry of Justice has won the 2012 United Nations Public Service Award, 2nd place, in the category of “Improving the Delivery of Public Services" for its pubic service halls, while the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia has won the second place in the category "Preventing and combating corruption in the public service" for implementing the Online Asset Declaration System (OADS).
Georgia has been invited to the 2012 United Nations Public Service Day, Awards Ceremony and Forum, which will take place in New York from 25 to 28 June 2012. This event, which will focus on the theme of “Innovation in Citizen Engagement for Effective Governance”, is organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in partnership with UN-Women and other relevant agencies of the United Nations.
The 2012 event marks the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Public Service Day and Awards Ceremony.
The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as United Nations Public Service Day for the purpose of celebrating the value and virtue of service to the community at the local, national and global levels, with prizes to be awarded to public sector institutions for contributions made to the cause of enhancing the role, prestige and visibility of public service.
On 23 June each year, the United Nations organizes a ceremony to commemorate the United Nations Public Service Day, during which the most innovative initiatives in the public sector around the world are recognized.
Over 400 participants, including the President of the General Assembly, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, high-level government officials from around the world, are expected to attend. Participants will also include world leaders, ministers, senior government officials, mayors, and representatives from civil society, academia, the private sector, and international and regional organizations.