The United Nations observes Public Service Day as a reminder of the significance of public service, as well as people who dedicate their lives to others.
The day is celebrated on 23rd June every year.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Today, as we honor these essential workers and so many more, we must also reflect on how to better protect, recognize and invest in their well-being as we build back better, together. And I say directly to these inspiring public servants: We are all deeply indebted to you for your remarkable acts of service to humankind.”
UN General-Secretary thanks frontline workers
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has thanked the public servants who are on the Covid-19 frontline.
He said in a tweet that workers such as doctors, nurses, cleaners, bus and train drivers, and teachers had worked “remarkable acts of service to humankind”.
I want to share my deep gratitude with public servants on the #COVID19 frontlines.
Many of them are working in dangerous conditions. Others have sadly lost their lives.
As we honour these essential workers, we must also commit to better protect & invest in their well-being. pic.twitter.com/mjJQxrCMy8
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 23, 2020