Calling for nominations for the 2021 UN Public Service Awards


UN Women joins the United Nations in announcing the call for nominations for the 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards.

The Awards, supported by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with UN Women, are an international recognition of excellence in public service. They recognize the innovation, creative achievements and contributions of public sector institutions, including towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation and contributions of public servants are even more relevant. Recognizing the leadership of women in responding to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts worldwide, and the disproportional negative impacts of the pandemic on women’s lives and livelihoods, UN Women encourages nominations with a special emphasis on gender equality.

The four categories for nominations for the UN Public Service Awards 2021 include:

  1. Fostering innovation to deliver inclusive and equitable services for all including through digital transformation.
  2. Enhancing the effectiveness of public institutions to reach the SDGs.
  3. Promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs.
  4. Institutional preparedness and response in times of crisis.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 18 November 2020. To apply,  click here.