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World Public Service Day being observed today

Latest Update: June 23, 2016 | 269 Views
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World Public Service Day is being observed on Thursday, June 23.

The day is aimed to highlight the value and virtue of public service to the community and its contribution in development process.

Background

On December 20, 2002, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 23 of each year as United Nations Public Service Day (resolution 57/277). It encouraged member states to organize special events on that day to highlight the contribution of public service in the development process.

This day was created 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.