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2010 United Nations Public Service Day: Awards Ceremony and Forum
Start Date: Jun 21, 2010
End Date: Jun 23, 2010
Venue: Auditorio y Centro de Convenciones AXA, Barcelona
Description: This year, on the occasion of the celebration of the United Nations Public Service Day, the UN Public Service Awards Ceremony and a forum on the theme of "The Role of Public Service in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Best Practices" will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 21 to 23 June 2010. The General Assembly, by its resolution A/RES/57/277, designated 23 June as the United Nations Public Service Day to "celebrate the value and virtue of service to the community".

The 2010 UNPSA Awards Ceremony and Forum will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) and the Government of Catalonia, Spain, which will host the event. The event will be articulated in plenary sessions, as well as parallel capacity development workshops and an expert group meeting. Discussion in the workshops and expert meeting will lead to a concrete set of recommendations on how to improve public administration institutions, processes and practices in the following inter-related areas:

  • Promoting Innovation in Transparency, Accountability and Public Service Delivery for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Engaging Citizens in Development Management and Public Governance for the Achievement of the MDGs
  • Advancing e-Government Development and Knowledge Management
  • Developing Institutional Capacities for the Achievement of MDGs in Post Conflict and Crisis Situations: Challenges, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned in Preparedness, Prevention, and Reconstruction
  • Sharing Knowledge among Awards Programmes

    Website: http://www.unpan.org/2010unpsa
    Created By: DPADM / UNDESA
    Organizers: DESA/DPADM and The Government of Catalonia
    Participation Requirements: By Invitation

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