Moldova receives UN Public Service Award

The Republic of Moldova has received the UN Public Service Award. According to the Government’s press service bureau, Moldova ranked first among European and North American states, outstripping even the South Korea, Brazil and Egypt.

The contest, established by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), ten years ago, is meant for public institutions that implemented innovational projects and found solutions to the problems faced by the national state services. This year, the state bodies of the UN member states competed in the following categories: Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service; Improving the Delivery of Public Services; Fostering participation in public policy decision making through innovative mechanisms; Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age and Promoting Gender-Responsive Delivery of Public Services.

«The award granted to Moldova is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service and is given for the package of legislative initiative, meant to enhance the transparency of the decision-making process and the participation of the civil society in this processes, launched and implemented by the State Chancellery in 2009-2012. The State Chancellery was nominated for its contribution to electronic participation, for promoting participation via new institutional mechanisms, as well as for supporting perceptivity and the transformation of the public administration bodies,» says the message.

Acting Prime Minister Iurie Leanca said that over the past three and half years, Moldova has attained significant success in some fields of activities. Moreover, such contests as the one organized by the United Nations offer to the Moldovan Government an additional chance to familiarize the society with the achieved headway and with the elaboration of new initiatives.

Adapted from Infotag