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Honouring Public Servants in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response - 2020 United Nations Public Service Day
23 Jun 2020 -  United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated on 23 June each year, recognizes the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

More than ever, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity of robust, responsive and effective public service delivery and the critical role of frontline public servants such as healthcare workers, transit and sanitation workers, educators, law enforcement and others.

- Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (video statement)
- Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the General Assembly
- H.E. Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia
- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
- Mr. Liu Zhenmin, United Nations Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
- H.E. Mr. Chin Young, Minister of Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea
- Dr. In-Jae Lee, Assistant Minister of the Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea
- H.E. Ms. K.K. Shailaja Teacher, Minister of Health of Kerala State, India
- Ms. Annette Kennedy, President, International Council of Nurses
- Mr. Jim Campbell, Director, Health WorkForce Division, World Health Organization
- Ms. Rosa Pavenelli, General Secretary, Public Services International