DESA News Vol. 13, No. 06 June 2009

Calendar

June

Preparation of Water Accounts in Latin America

Technical Workshop, Santiago, 1-4 June

Manufacturing Statistics

Workshop, Santiago, 1-4 June

Bonn Climate Change Talks

Bonn, 1-12 June

Project LINK Spring Meeting

St. Petersburg, 4-6 June

From Data to Accounts: Measuring Production in National Accounting

International Workshop, Beijing, 8-10 June

Latest Information Technologies in Knowledge Transfer

Regional Workshop, Dhaka, 15-18 June

Tourism Statistics for South East Asian Countries

Workshop, Vientiane, Laos, 16-19 June

National Accounts for SADC countries

Workshop, Windhoek, 16-19 June

UNdata - Data Manager’s Meeting

New York, 22-24 June

Innovations in Governance and Public Administration for the Achievement of the Development Goals

Expert Group Meeting and Capacity Development Workshop, New York, 23-24 June

World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development

United Nations Conference, New York, 24-26 June

UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Fourth Meeting, New York, 24-26 June

July

Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council

Geneva, 6-31 July

Observances

United Nations Public Service Day and Awards CeremonyUnited Nations Public Service Day and Awards Ceremony

23 June

Public Service Day is commemorated each year on 23 June 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.

Over 300 participants from around the world are expected to attend this high-level event, including dignitaries, innovative leaders, as well as Ambassadors and delegates from 192 Permanent Missions to the United Nations. The President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs are expected to preside over the opening ceremony. All staff members are invited to take part in the United Nations Public Service Day Celebrations. This event will be held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, in Conference Room 4 from 10:00 am to 1:15 pm.

This year’s winning initiatives – ranging from water quality services to a national registration system – are from public organizations from Egypt, India, Poland, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand and Zambia. The finalists are Canada, Oman, Republic of Korea and South Africa.

The competition is open to all public organizations and agencies at national or sub-national level, as well as public-private partnerships. Awards are given in 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.

For more information:
http://www.unpan.org/Events/PublicServiceDayAwards/tabid/92/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.un.org/esa/desa/desalert/2009/awards2009.pdf