Pakistan’s project receives UN public service award

Islamabad: The United Nations Public Service Forum, Public Service Day and Public Service Awards Ceremony will honour Pakistan for its project promoting a better future for all. The global Forum and Awards Ceremony is taking place from 24 to 27 June 2013 in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, says a press release.

The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. They reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide in five categories.

These are Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service, Improving Delivery of Public Services, Fostering Participation in Public Policy-making Decisions through Innovative Mechanisms, Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age and Promoting Gender-responsive Delivery of Public Services.

This year 47 public organizations from 28 countries will be awarded with the most prestigious recognition of excellence in public service on 27 June, in commemoration of United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated every year on 23 June. The theme for this year’s global Forum is “Transformative e-Government and Innovation: Creating a Better Future for All”. Pakistan is amongst the 20 winners countries for the 1st place category of the awards.

The winning project this year from Pakistan involves an Initiative on Gender Responsive Labour inspection toolkit (GRLI), presented by the Gender Unit Department of Labour, Punjab (details available in the attached fact-sheet)

The Forum and Awards Ceremony are hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Public Administration and Development Management in partnership with UN-WOMEN, UNESCWA and UNIDO, among others.