October 17, 2017

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Colombia at the United Nations Public Service Forum

Embassy of Colombia to the Netherlands participate at the United Nations Public Service Forum

La Haya (jun. 23/17).The Embassy of Colombia to the Netherlands participated at the United Nations Public Service Forum: “The Future is now- Accelerating Public Service Innovation for the 2030 Agenda”, and was present at the Awards ceremony held on 22 and 23 June in The Hague.

The aim of the United Nations Forum was to inform and inspire public servants from all around the world, as well as to offer real practical solutions that help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Public Service Award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of worldwide public institutions leads towards a more effective and responsible public administration.

During the ceremony, The “Contraloría General de Medellín” was awarded in the “Promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in the public service” category, and the Cundinamarca Government won in the “Innovation and excellence in delivering health services” category. Colombia was the only country from all participant states that received two awards, which recognized the innovative ideas of Colombian public servants.

H.E. Ambassador Juan José Quintana was present at the Awards ceremony and congratulated the Colombian delegation, composed by public servants from the Civil Service Administrative Office and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

 

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