United Nations Public Service Day is an observance aimed at recognizing the contributions of public servants across the globe. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community and recognize the work of public servants in addressing sustainable development goals. The day offers an opportunity for public institutions to showcase their work, experience and values.
The day is meant to inspire young people to join the public service, recognize the contributions of public service to national development, and encourage professionalism in the sector. In South Africa, the day holds a special significance given its history of apartheid and the legacy of inequality that still afflicts the country. The South African government has a key role to play in addressing the country's social and economic challenges, and the UN Public Service Day provides an opportunity for people in South Africa to see the impact of public service.
In South Africa, the day is observed with various activities that showcase the positive impacts of the public sector on people's lives. Celebrations in South Africa can include speeches, debates, seminars, and exhibitions that highlight the work of public servants. This is also an opportunity for the government to identify gaps in public service delivery and find ways to improve service delivery. Observed annually on June 23rd, the United Nations Public Service Day is a day for South Africans to celebrate the work of public servants who bring about change in their communities.
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References and related sitesUN: Public Service Day www.brookings.edu: Public Service and the Federal Government www.bls.gov: U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats 2021