The Lebanese ministry of interior won the 2010 United Nations Public Service Award for organizing the June 2009 parliamentary elections through “innovative mechanisms,” the world body informed the ministry on Saturday.
The ministry said it was chosen from among more than 400 institutions worldwide.
The United Nations Public Service Award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.
In 2010, the United Nations Public Service Awards will be given in the following three categories:
* Improving transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in the Public Service;
* Improving the delivery of services; and
* Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms (e. g. utilizing ICT, participatory budgeting, participatory/ social auditing and monitoring, and others).
Category 1: Improving transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in the Public Service. Click here to learn more.
Category 2: Improving the delivery of services. Click here to learn more.
Category 3: Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms. Click here to learn more.
Category 4: Advancing knowledge management in government
Special Category: UNPAN Member Excellence Award on Knowledge Sharing
The United Nations Public Service Awards UNPSA was established in 2003 and is managed by the Division for Pubic Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The 2010 UN Public Service Day will be held at the United Nations in Barcelona on 23 June 2010
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