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    UNIS/INF/212
    25 June 2007

         Media Advisory                                                                                

    UN Deputy-Secretary-General to Present UN Public Service Awards at 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government

     VIENNA, 25 June 2007 (UN Information Service) -- United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will present 14 United Nations Public Service Awards to representatives of winning countries at the 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government, which is being held in the Austria Centre Vienna, from 26-29 June.  Winners of this year's awards are: Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Chile, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates. More information is available at http://www.unpan.org/dpepa_psaward.asp

    High-ranking government officials, including ministers, from these countries will receive awards on behalf of their governments.

    The United Nations Public Service Awards are the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. They reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions to a more effective and responsive public administration worldwide. The Award is an annual competition designed to promote the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.

            The Award was launched in 2003 following a UN General Assembly resolution. A list of winners attending the award ceremony can be found at:         

    http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan026042.pdf

    Who/ What:          United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will present the United Nations Public Service Awards

    When:                   Tuesday, 26 June 2006, 12:00 noon

    Where:                  Austria Centre Vienna (ACV) Hall A, Second Floor

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    For further information:

    Jaya Mohan
    Information Officer, UN Information Service
    Email : jaya.mohan@unvienna.org
    Tel : (+43) (0) 699 1 459 4448

    or

    Newton Kanhema
    Information Officer, Department of Public Information
    Email: kanhema@un.org
    Tel: (+43) (0) 699 1 459 7171