"The annual observance of Public Service Day highlights the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators in our efforts to build a better world for all."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Service Day.
The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Since the first Awards Ceremony in 2003, the United Nations has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world.
This year's United Nations Public Service Day Awards Ceremony and Forum will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 23 to 26 June, 2014.