The United Nations has chosen the United Arab Emirates to host the 18th United Nations Public Service Forum in October, which will coincide with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
This global event will explore the potential for governments to deliver seamless digital services, embrace innovation, and discover proactive solutions in order to help governments’ efforts around the world to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Forum, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates with the help of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), will include high-level ministerial discussions and will welcome around 1,000 government leaders, ministers, and officials from around the world as they collaborate to confront global challenges and trends, emphasizing innovative policies and activities that help government work have a greater impact.
The Forum will also recognize the winners of the UN Public Service Awards for 2020 and 2021, a distinguished prize in the field of public administration.
The decision to hold the event in the UAE was made during the participation of Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, in a virtual meeting hosted by the United Nations as part of the UN Public Service Day celebrations honoring public servants around the world. “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the SDGs” is the theme of the conference.
The focus of the high-level discussion was on attaining resilience and government preparation, as well as institutions’ ability to embrace innovation and deliver world-class services.
The UN Public Service Forum is an important global platform for exchanging information and experience, where governments can discuss best practices and learn from other countries experiences. The Forum will also take place in the context of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will focus on ‘connecting minds, creating the future.’