United Nations Public Service Day - 23 June

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United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated every year on 23 June.

An Overview of the News

  • The day is dedicated to appreciating the importance of public services and the people who work in them.

  • The United Nations established the United Nations Public Service Awards to recognize and reward exceptional public service projects.

  • The award program was updated in 2016 to align with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • United Nations Public Service Day reminds us of the value of public service and encourages young people to consider careers in this field.

History of United Nations Public Service Day

  • On 20 December 2002, the General Assembly designated 23 June as United Nations Public Service Day.

  • It aims to recognize the important role of public service in development.

  • The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) were created to honor exemplary public service institutions.

  • UNPSA aims to improve government effectiveness and enhance public welfare.

  • Public service refers to the services provided by the government in a specific area.

  • Civil servants work to make a positive difference in people's lives and prioritize the well-being of the community.

  • United Nations Public Service Day and UNPSA promote the importance of public service around the world.

June 2023 Days and Themes



21 June - International Yoga Day

"Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam"

21 June - World Music Day

"Music at the Intersections" (2022)

20 June - World Refugee Day

 "Hope away from home"

19 June - International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

"Bridging the gender digital divide to prevent, address and respond to conflict-related sexual violence."

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