Turkey receives UN Public Service Award

kamuodulu201419 Award winners from 14 countries have been honoured for their innovative projects in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development.

The United Nations Public Service Forum, Public Service Day and Public Service Awards Ceremony honoured Ankara Metropolitan Municipality for its project for implementing innovative solutions to improvement of public service delivery for the promotion of sustainable development.

The Forum and Awards Ceremony took place from 23 to 26 June 2014 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Public Service Award winners

The Award winnerswere presented to delegations from around the globe during the high- level Awards Ceremony on 26 June. The theme for this year’s global Forum is “Innovating “Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”.

The winning project this year from Turkey involves Center of Children Working in Ankara Streets.

The winners are from the following countries:

1st place winners: Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Morocco, Oman, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay

2nd place winners:  Bahrain, Brazil, Cameroon, India, Republic of Korea, Spain

For more information on the winning countries, please refer to the attached UNPSA factsheet.

The Forum and Awards were hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea and organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

In 2003, the UN General Assembly designated 23 June as UN Public Service Day to celebrate the value and virtue of service to the community.