United Nations Public Service Day Date in the current year: June 23, 2017

United Nations Public Service Day United Nations Public Service Day is an official UN observance held on June 23 each year. It was designated in the resolution 57/277 of the UN General Assembly issued on March 7, 2003 and has been celebrated annually ever since.

The term “public service” refers to any service provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction. In modern developed countries, it typically includes (but is not limited to) education, health care, public transportation, social service, emergency services, law enforcement etc.

Public Service Day was established to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to community. It also focuses on raising awareness of the contribution of public service to the development of society and honoring the work of public servants. Events held on the occasion aim at encouraging young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

UN Public Service Day is marked with the United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony. It rewards excellence in public service and is aimed at promoting public service throughout the world. The winners are announced at a high-level event held on June 23 each year. The UPSA Program is managed by the Division for Public Administration and Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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