United Nations: Asserting the importance of good governance in development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on public servants around the world to work to build an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable future.
    
Marking the United Nations Public Service Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged countries to focus on the importance of good governance, efficient public administration and to celebrate the contribution of public servants to the society's progress.
    
"Addressing today's inter-linked challenges requires sound, forward-looking public policies and transparent, accountable governance structures that embody solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable," Ban said.
    
He called on public servants around the world to work towards helping to build an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable future for all.
    
In 2002, the UN General Assembly designated June 23 as UN Public Service Day to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community and to encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
    
Member States are encouraged to organize special events to mark the day that highlights the contribution of public service and public servants to effective, transparent and inclusive public governance.

(Agencies)

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