The following categories for the 2017 UNPSA are as follows:
- Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and participation
- Promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in public service
- Innovation and excellence in delivering health services, as one of the SDGs
Awards mechanics and submission of nominations are through the UNPSA Portal at https://publicadministration.un.org/en/UNPSA. The deadline for nominees is on 28 February 2017 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Awarding ceremonies will be held in the Netherlands on 23 June 2017 during the UN Public Service Forum.