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 2012 United Nations Public Service Day
 Awards Ceremony and Forum


"Innovation and Citizens Engagement for Effective Governance "
New York, USA

25 June 2012 – United Nations General Assembly Hall
26-27 June 2012 - Crowne Plaza Hotel, NY

AWARDS CEREMONY (25 JUNE 2012)
This year, the United Nations Public Service Day will be celebrated on 25 June 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as it is the tenth anniversary of the Day and UNPSA programme.

United Nations Public Service Day Video Message

2012 United Nations Public Service Awards Winners

Past United Nations Public Service Awards Winners

United Nations eGovernment Survey 2012 Special Awards Winners


Videos/Presentations of the Winning Initiatives

Category 1:  Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service

Category 2:  Improving Delivery of Public Services
Category 3:  Fostering Participation in Policy-Making Decisions through Innovative Mechanisms

Category 4:  Advancing Knowledge Management in Government

  • geo.admin.ch -  Coordinating Agency for Federal Geographical Information, Switzerland
Category 5:  Promoting Gender Responsive Delivery of Public Services

Overall Information About the Event

Press Release


2012 UNPSA in the Media

Ministerial Round Table ( 27 June)


COMMUNIQUE


UNPSA FORUM ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS


2012 UNPSA DAY AND FORUM:  FINAL REPORT

Photos

United Nations Public Service Day and Awards - Ceremony



    United Nations Public Service Day and Awards - Art Exhibition " Spotlighting on Chinese Ink Paintings

 

United Nations Public Service Day and Awards - Celebratory Cultural Performance





  United Nations Public Service Day and Awards - Ceremony Slideshow Presentation




United Nations Public Service Day and Awards - Celebratory Luncheon


    United Nations Public Service Forum- Ministerial Round Table




Videos

United Nations Webcast

2012 United Nations Public Service Day
and Awards Ceremony - Part I

   
2012 United Nations Public Service Day
and Awards Ceremony - Part II


     
Video Presentation of UNPSA and E-Government Survey Winners

  2012 UN Public Service Day and Awards - Celebratory Cultural Performance - Part I


     
2012 UN Public Service Day and Awards - Celebratory Cultural Performance - Part II


  2012 UN Public Service Day and Awards - Celebratory Cultural Performance - Part III




South-South News Interviews with Winners


Category 1
1st Place Winner
Mauritius

    Category 1
1st Place Winner
Republic of Korea


 
    Category 1
1st Place Winner
Mexico

Category 2
1st Place Winner
Senegal



    Category 2
1st Place Winner
Dominican Republic


    Category 2
1st Place Winner
United States of America



Category 3
1st Place Winner
Spain


    Category 3
1st Place Winner
Brazil



    Category 4
1st Place Winner
Malaysia

Category 4
1st Place Winner
Bahrain




 
  Category 5
1st Place Winner
South Africa


 
    Category 5
1st Place Winner
Bosnia and Herzegovina



Category 5
1st Place Winner
Brazil



           


South-South News 2012 United Nations Public Service Day, Awards and Forum News Coverage

2012 United Nations
Public Service Day
and Awards


 
    2012 United Nations
Public Service Forum
Ministerial Round Table


    2012 UNPS Forum
Ministerial Round Table
(Photographic Coverage)





2012 United Nations Public Service Awards Winners Videos Courtesy of South-South News

1st Place Winners


 
    2nd Place Winners


    E-Government Special Award Winners

 



FORUM/WORKSHOPS (26-27 JUNE 2012)
General information


The United Nations Public Service Forum is a unique capacity-building global event on public governance that provides a platform to explore, discuss and learn about: (i) Emerging challenges, issues and trends in public governance; (ii) Innovative practices to address these challenges; and (iii) Capacity development strategies, approaches and tools - how can we learn from these practices and what tools are available or can we develop to move forward?

Every year the Forum focuses on a specific critical area of public governance, and explores its different dimensions and components in an organic way. The Forum brings together world leaders, policy-makers, practitioners, innovators in governance, representatives of international and regional organizations, the academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector. The Forum is uniquely positioned to benefit from the first-class innovative practices of the winners of the prestigious United Nations Public Service Awards who are recognized for their achievements on the last day of this high-level event, which also coincides with United Nations Public Service Day. 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". This year the Awards Ceremony will take place in the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Monday, 25 June 2012.

This year, the Forum, which will focus on the theme of "Innovation and Citizens Engagement for Effective Governance" will take place in New York from 25 to 27 June 2012. It is organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in partnership with UN-Women, and other relevant agencies of the United Nations. 


Capacity Building Workshops

Workshop 1 - Institutions and Leadership Capacities to Engage Citizens in Service Delivery

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Workshop 1 - Institutions and Leadership Capacities to Engage Citizens in Service Delivery

Presentations:

Opening Session:

  • Providing health care services to citizens at their doorstep, with special focus on mother and child, by Ms. Ritu Maheshwari, District Magistrate, District Health Society, India
The Way Forward: New Capacity-Building Approaches and Recommendations


Panel Discussion On Innovative Institutions And Leadership Capacity In Service Delivery


Video presentations of UNPSA Winners
  • Enhancing trade and commerce through an integrated electronic system that streamlines customs clearance procedures, by Mr. Ibrahim Nour Eddine Diagne, Director General, GIE GAINDE 2000, Senegal
  • Providing Health Care Services To Citizens At Their Doorstep, With Special Focus On Mother And Child, by Mr. Mayur Maheshwari, District Magistrate: District Health Society, India

Session I - Developing Institutional Mechanisms to Innovate and Engage Citizens in Service Delivery

Session II - Developing Leadership Capacities For Inclusive And Innovative Public Service Delivery

 
Video presentations of UNPSA Winners


Photos:




Contacts:

Adriana Alberti

Coordinator, UNPSA Programme Governance and Public Administration Officer
PACB/DPADM
alberti@un.org

Sirkka Nghilundilua
Associate Governance and Public Administration Officer
PACB/DPADM
nguilundilua@un.org

Nadine Manket
Programme Assistant
PACB/DPADM
manket@un.org

Flor Velazco-Juarez
Programme Assistant
PACB/DPADM
velazco-juarez@un.org

Joint Expert Group Meeting and Workshop 2- Preventing Corruption in Public Administration: Citizen Engagement for Improved Transparency and Accountability

Joint Expert Group Meeting and Workshop 2- Preventing Corruption in Public Administration: Citizen Engagement for Improved Transparency and Accountability


General Rapporteur’s Report


Presentations:

Session I:
Causes and consequences of corruption in public sector institutions and its impact on development


Background Papers:

Session II:
Effectiveness of public sector institutional arrangements for preventing corruption and engaging citizens in anti-corruption initiatives

Presentations:
  • Fight Against Corruption, by Mr. Joel Salas, Head, Transparency and International Cooperation Unit, Ministry of Public Administration, Mexico

     
Background Papers:

Session III: Public sector human resources capacity development for preventing corruption and engaging citizens in anti-corruption initiatives

Background Papers:

Session IV: Accountability through transparency: Harnessing the potential of ICT in governance and engaging citizens to prevent corruption in the public sector

Presentation: 

 

      Background Papers:


Special Session: Capacity-building for preventing corruption in public administration


Other Presentations:
Concluding Remarks:


Photos:




Contacts:

John-Mary Kauzya, Chief
Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB)
DPADM/DESA
kauzya@un.org

Angela Capati-Caruso

Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer
DMB/DPADM
capati-caruso@un.org

Garegin Manukyan
Public Administration Affairs Officer
PACB/DPADM
manukyan@un.org

Flor Velazco-Juarez

Programme Assistant
PACB/DPADM
velazco-juarez@un.org

Patricia Penuen
Programme Assistant
DMB/DPADM
penuen@un.org


    Workshop 3 - E-Government: From Policy to Practice

    Workshop on E-Government: From Policy to Practice
    Presentations:
    SESSION 1 – E-Government Strategies/Policies: Design for Results

    • Republic of Korea - H.E. Mr. Kwang-Soo Chang, Assistant Minister, Informatization Stragegy Office, MOPAS
    • Israel - Ms. Carmela Avner, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Finance
    • Mexico - Mr. Uriel Marquez Carrasco, Deputy Secretary, Secretariat for Public Service
    • Bahrain - Mr. Mohamed Ali Al Qaed, Chief Executive Officer, e-Government Authority
    • Finland – Mr. Juhani Korhonen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Finance and Dr. Tuija Kuusisto, Counsellor, Ministry of Finance

    SESSION 2 – Whole-Of-Government: Institutional Coordination for Effective Implementation

    • Colombia – Ms. Johanna Pimiento, Manager, E-Government Programme
    • Chile – Mr. Andrés Bustamante Valenzuela, Director, e-Government Development, Ministry of the Presidency
    • Spain – Mr. Carles Castell Puig, Head, Territorial Planning and Analysis
    • Malaysia - Ms. Normi Nordin, Director of Society Well-being Division, Implementation Coordination Unit of Prime Ministers' Department
    SESSION 3 - Connected Government: Partnerships and collaboration for Enhanced Service Delivery

    • Kazahkstan - H.E. Mr. Saken Sarsenov, Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communication responsible for E-Government Policy
    • Seychelles - Mr. Benjamin Choppy, Principal Secretary, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Ministry of National Development
    • Singapore - Ms. Lih Ling Ong, Director of Government Chief Information office, Infocomm Develoopment Authority of Singapore
    • FEACO - Mr. Ezio Lattanzio, Charman of FEACO European Federation of Management Consultancies Associations
    • CONSIP, Italy - Mr. Luca Mastrogregori, Head, eProcurement Strategies

    Photos:



    Contacts
    :

    Vincenzo Aquaro
    Chief
    e-Government Branch (eGB)
    Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)
    aquaro@un.org

    Jonas Rabinovitch

    Senior Adviser
    eGB/DPADM
    rabinovitch@un.org

    Rosanne Greco
    Programme Assistant
    eGB/DPADM
    grecor@un.org


             

    Workshop 4 – The Dividends of Women in the Frontline of Service Delivery

    Workshop on The Dividends of Women in the Frontline of Service Delivery


    PRESENTATIONS:

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    PANEL 1

    PANEL 2

    VIDEOS:


    Photos:



    Contacts:

    Ana Lukatela
    Programme Specialist, Women’s Political Participation
    Peace and Security Cluster
    UN Women
    ana.lukatela@unwomen.org


    Expected Results:


    The event is expected to achieve the following goals:
      • Increased knowledge of public administration strategies and trends, as well as tools in the four inter-related areas
      • Enhanced sharing of knowledge and practices, which will be included in the United Nations Public Administration Country Studies (PACS) and a relevant publication.
      • Greater understanding of the key success factors in promoting an effective, transparent, accountable, participatory and citizen-centric public administration through the discussion of key recommendations and policy options.
      • Enhanced cooperation among Member States to innovate, through adaption of good practices, their public administration institutions, structures, mechanisms and processes by establishing on UNPAN a virtual network of government officials and experts working in this area.
      • Recommendations and ideas to develop manuals, tools and guidelines on how to strengthen the capacity of public administration in the four areas of focus.

    ORGANIZER AND PARTNERS (25-27 JUNE 2012)

    Organizer

    Partners 

    For further information, please contact:

    • Ms. Haiyan Qian
      Director, DPADM/UNDESA
      Tel: 1-212-963-3393 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 E-mail: qianh@un.org
    • Mr. John-Mary Kauzya
      Chief, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
      Tel: 1-212-963-1973 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 E-mail: kauzya@un.org
    • Ms. Adriana Alberti
      UNPSA Coordinator, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
      Tel: 1-212-963-2299 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email: alberti@un.org
    • Ms. Sirkka Nghilundilua
      UNPSA Administrator, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
      Tel: 1-212-963-3927 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email: nghilundilua@un.org
    • Ms. Flor Velazco-Juarez
      Team Member, Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB/DPADM/UNDESA)
      Tel: 1-917-3673004 Fax: 1-212-963-2916 Email: velazco-juarez@un.org
    • Ms. Michelle Alves de Lima
      UNPSA Communications and Outreach, UNPAN Management Unit (UMU/DPADM/UNDESA)
      Tel: 1-212-963-3224 Fax: 1-212-963-9681 Email: alvesdelima@un.org
    • Ms. Ana Lukatela
      UN Women
      Email: ana.lukatela@unwomen.org

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