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Nominations for the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) are open

29 August 2014
Nominations for the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Programme started to be accepted for the 2015 Awards on 1 August 2014. Nominations will close on 31 October 2014. The UNPSA rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide, and seeks to disseminate these initiatives for replication.

The nomination form must be completed online on the UNPAN portal at: www.unpan.org/applyunpsa2015 where submission rules and the online application form are available in six official languages of the United Nations. UNPSA winners are recognized each year on 23 June, which is the designated United Nations Public Service Day.

Nomination Awards for 2015are invited in four categories:
1) Improving the Delivery of Public Services;
2) Fostering Participation in Policy-making Decisions through Innovative Mechanisms;
3) Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age and
4) Promoting Gender Sensitive Public Service Delivery.

For more information about the award, please see http://unpan.org/unpsa.

The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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