Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions



The 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 13 December 2021, under the theme “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals”.


The Ceremony was co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.


The ceremony can be watched on demand on UN web TV.


You can learn more about the UN Public Service Awards programme here

and take a look at winning initiatives throughout the years, including the 2021 winners, on the UNPSA Innovation Hub, here:


2021 UN Public Service Ceremony Programme


Click here for photos from the ceremony.


2021 UNPSA Winners