The 2012 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Programme is accepting nominations from 15 September 2011 to 31 December 2011. The UNPSA is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service and rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide and seeks to disseminate the initiatives for replication.
The award is open to all public organizations including Governments and public-private partnerships involved in delivering services to citizens around the globe. Your institution is welcome to nominate projects that have improved delivery of public services for the 2012 Public Service Awards, which will mark the tenth anniversary of the programme.
Please be advised that the nomination form must be completed online on the UNPAN portal at: www.unpan.org/applyunpsa2012 where a thorough explanation of the nomination process and the online application form are available. For more information on UNPSA, including previous winners, guidelines and frequently asked questions, please click here http://www.unpan.org/unpsa . The winners of the 2012 UNPSA will be recognized on 23 June 2012 during the celebration of the United Nations Public Service Day.
The Awards for 2012 will be bestowed in the following five categories:
1. Preventing and fighting corruption in the public service
2. Improving the delivery of public services
3. Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms
4. Advancing knowledge management in government
5. Promoting gender sensitive public service delivery