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And the winners of the 2017 Secretary-General Awards are...

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, on behalf of the Secretary-General, presented the 2017 staff awards for excellence on 24 October 2017, to mark UN Day

Here are the 2017 Secretary-General Awards winners for each category:

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
United Nations Mine Action Service (4 projects)

Solar Powered Risk Education Talking Device

  • Mr. Abel Tesfai

The UNMAS Solar Powered Risk Education Talking Device was distributed by UNAMID to populations in areas that traditionally have been hard to reach by the national risk education teams.

South Sudan Risk Factor Talent Competition

  • Mr. Andrew Steele
  • Mr. Faris Sule Jada Luwala Ladu
  • Mr. George Noah Charles Yani
  • Mr. James Aldworth
  • Ms. Kelly McAulay
  • Mr. Subek Stephen Severino
  • Ms. Sunday Mary Raphael Soro
  • Ms. Tess B. Bresnan
  • Ms. Yuko Ito
  • Mr. Zehrudin Sukanovic

The UNMAS South Sudan Risk Factor Talent Competition was held with schools in Juba and included recording a song and video on mine risk education with a popular South Sudanese music group.

Fundraising Campaign Featuring Daniel Craig

  • Mr. Aaron J. Buckley
  • Ms. Iris Oikonomou
  • Ms. Kaori Ozawa
  • Mr. Kurt Chesko

The UNMAS fundraising campaign featured the actor Daniel Craig, who serves as UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Landmines and Explosive Hazards.

Mali Improvised Explosive Devices Training

  • Ms. Celine Francois
  • Mr. Charles Frisby
  • Mr. Dominique Boutinaud
  • Mr. Joseph Huber
  • Ms. Kirstine Collins
  • Mr. Lionel Pechera
  • Ms. Mihaela Sandor
  • Mr. Paul Heslop
  • Mr. Philippe Renard
  • Mr. Stephan De Coninck
  • Ms. Tammy Bunbury

UNMAS Mali conducted pre-deployment training for enhancing the capacity of MINUSMA troops to mitigate the impact of threats from improvised explosive devices.

Watch the presentation video.

IMPLEMENTING EFFICIENCIES
Ms. Chloe Saimpert Labbe and her team, Organizational Change: Staffing Component, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction 

With the support of a dedicated team, and as an essential part of a major organizational change process to align structure and capacities of staff to better deliver on critical mandates, Human Resources Manager Chloe Saimpert Labbe conceived and led the implementation of a staffing component that was fair, transparent, based on merit and performance - with the greatest degree of integrity and efficiency.

Watch the presentation video.

ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY
United Nations Office at Geneva Gender Champions

  • Ms. Lidiya Grigoreva
  • Ms. Lily Esposito
  • Ms. Müge Olcay Suardet
  • Ms. Nicole Maguire
  • Ms. Sigrun Habermann-Box

The Gender Champions at the United Nations Office at Geneva are a team of staff members who have devoted time and effort to develop and implement UNOG's first ever Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. They conceived and formulated a policy that is far reaching, realistic, and based on a solid accountability framework. They are working every day to implement it by reaching out to managers, staff, and a wide range of partners.

Watch the presentation video.

CHAMPION OF THE SDGs
Mr. Nawal Yadav (retired), Office of Internal Oversight

Inspired by the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education, Nawal Yadav has been supporting the community school in Nepal where he completed his primary education. He contributed from his savings to the renovation and development of the school infrastructure to help to improve the quality of education. He founded the "Nawal-Dukhani Yadav Foundation" to foster this goal.

Watch the presentation video.

Watch the full video of the ceremony below and check the Secretary-General Awards website for more information. 

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Honourable Mention: UNMAS Gaza

Honourable Mention: Umoja

COLLEGIALITY: Mr. Nauludole "Matt" Mataitini


Do you know colleagues like these who deserve recognition from the Secretary-General?

Now is the time to nominate yourself or others for an SG Award! Please follow the instructions below carefully. When you are ready to submit your nomination, access the online form below

Nominations accepted until Sunday 17 September 2017, in the following categories:

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Download the brand NEW 2017 SG Awards Brochure HERE

The United Nations Secretary-General Awards recognize the outstanding work of UN staff who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty or advanced projects with great impact and innovative potential.

The Secretary-General will recognize the recipients in person at the annual SG Awards Ceremony, to be held on United Nations Day, 24 October 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. The Ceremony will be webcast live at webtv.un.org.




  • Staff members are invited to nominate remarkable colleagues and their projects from across the global Secretariat.
  • Several questions will be asked depending on the category of the nomination. The name and contact information of the nominator, details of the project or staff member worthy of recognition, the confirmation of a verifying officer and details for the nominated team members are required information.
  • As in the past, staff members of the UN Secretariat are invited to submit projects that stand out for their ingenuity, efficiency and excellence in the delivery of the Organization’s programmes and services.
  • Their stories are meant to inspire others to follow their example, replicate good practices and make strides to invigorate the way we deliver the Organization’s programmes and service

How to nominate a colleague or project for the SG Award?

As in the past, staff members of the UN Secretariat are invited to submit projects that stand out for their ingenuity, efficiency and excellence in the delivery of the Organization’s programmes and services. Their stories are meant to inspire others to follow their example, replicate good practices and make strides to invigorate the way we deliver the Organization’s programmes and services.

What is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations will be accepted through 17 September 2017

Staff members are invited to nominate remarkable colleagues and their projects from across the global Secretariat.

Who can nominate? Who can be nominated?

Any staff member in the UN Secretariat can nominate themselves, another staff member, or a team.  Please refer to ST/SGB/2002/11 for the definition of UN Secretariat. Managers are encouraged to nominate deserving staff and projects for considerations and to encourage staff members to participate. Up to 10 team members can be included in a nomination. Please note that projects that have already won a UN Secretary-General Award or a UN21 Award in previous years are not eligible.

How to submit a nomination?

  1. Download the 2017 UN SG Awards Intructions and Worksheet in Word format.
  2. Prepare all the information in advance using the worksheet. Save it to a local file on your computer.
  3. When you are ready to submit, access the online form to fill out the form and submit your nomination(s).

Please note! you cannot save your progress using the online form. Please prepare all the information you will need in advance using the worksheet so you can submit your final nomination online in one go.

When you are ready to submit your nomination, access the online form to fill out the form and submit your nomination(s).

In addition to the nominator submitting the form, cofirmation by a verifying officer is necessary. After submission of the form, the verifying officer will be contacted by the UNSG Awards team to approve the content of the submission. Without the approval of the verifying officer, the nomination form will not be accepted. Please consult with the verifying officer in advance of submitting the form.

For inquiries and comments, please email unsgawards[at]un.org

The nomination process takes place entirely through the online form which does not allow one to save progress. Therefore, please download the instructions and questions in Word format first, so you can prepare all the necessary information in advance and save it locally to your computer


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