Welcome to the 2024 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA)

Share your innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

Please prepare your response in a separate document before starting the application here. Once you begin, you will have to finish the application in one sitting and will NOT be able to go back to modify. Have your response ready to cut and paste into the appropriate response box and have your supporting documents ready. Check out the briefing and video tutorial to get step by step instructions.

For 2024 UNPSA, applications are accepted for the below categories.

Category on Innovation in Public Institutions
Delivering inclusive and equitable services requires public sector institutions to be creative, flexible, and resilient.  Institutions need to create enabling environment for innovation, having appropriate policies and resources in place and take measured risks. They will have to be creative in addressing the complex and interrelated challenges of the SDGs to make sure no one is left behind.

Keywords: Creative, flexible, resilient, customized services, digital transformation, enabling environment, appropriate policies, appropriate resources, measured risks, complex and interrelated challenges, no one left behind.

Category on Gender-Responsive Public Services
Gender-responsive public services play a critical role in reducing inequality and advancing the rights of women and girls. While public services have improved to provide more targeted services to different demographics, innovation is not inherently inclusive and more can be done to empower women and girls as they continue to be under-represented and underserved. It is important to garner the active participation of women and girls in all stages of planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation so they are not only the recipients of services but also co-creators and contributors to solutions.

Keywords: Reduce of inequality, advance the rights, empower, collaboration in designing of public service.

Special Category on Tackling Climate Change
Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and its impacts. Extreme weather patterns are more frequent and intense droughts, storms and heat waves will make more places on Earth uninhabitable. It is threatening biodiversity.  Many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) already face an existential crisis with rising sea levels. Other impacts of climate change – from having clean water and air, stable food supply, deforestation, desertification, and displacement – will affect us all but the most vulnerable segment of the population will be disproportionately hurt. It is a global challenge that requires concerted efforts to mitigate the negative effects and make society more resilient.

Keywords: Climate change combat, impact combat, extreme weather patterns, sea levels, clean water and air, stable food supply, deforestation, desertification, displacement, society resilient.

Please review the submission guidelines before you begin the application.

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