Dubai: Appreciating the UAE’s efforts towards government modernization across the globe, the United Nations (UN) has honored the country with a special award during its United Nations Public Service Awards ceremony, the most prestigious global award in the field of public service.
The honor recognizes the UAE’s accomplishments in the field of government modernization, building new models of future governments, and its global efforts in exchanging knowledge in the field of government modernization with countries regionally and worldwide.
Mr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance at the UN took part at the ceremony.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Al Gergawi remarked that the UN award reflects the leading status that the UAE government achieved pursuant the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Mr. Al Gergawi further added that, “the award came as a new international testimony on the development of the UAE, led by a futuristic, pioneering and innovative government, and demonstrating the vision of its leadership aiming to develop proactive future services. It further reflects the global appreciation of its role in modernizing government work on the basis of continuous development, enhancing future readiness, and applying digital transformation.”
The UAE Cabinet Affairs Minister continued stating that “we take pride in our exceptional leadership that has rendered the UAE a global model for government development, an international reference for shaping future governments, and a hub for developing best government practices and enhancing efficiency and quality performance.”
UAE’S EXCEPTIONAL GOVERNMENT WORK MODEL
Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Catherine Pollard praised the expertise of the UAE Government, and the advanced models it has developed in the field of public service.
Ms. Pollard further added that UN’s special honor reflects its appreciation of the efforts and initiatives of the UAE government, its unique model of government work, and its effective partnership with countries and international organizations for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences.
“As we gather at the first UNPSA ceremony since the beginning of the pandemic, we seize the opportunity to thank public servants everywhere for their continued dedication, and celebrate public service inspiring initiatives that resulted from their innovations and commitment to enhance public services delivery to achieve sustainable development,” Ms. Pollard stated.