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.
"On this Public Service Day, I thank all public servants for their daily efforts to make a difference. I also call upon young people everywhere to consider dedicating themselves to the noble cause of public service as we strive to build a future of dignity of all." - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon