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United Nations Recognizes Ontario's Public Service

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United Nations Recognizes Ontario's Public Service

Province Honoured At 2009 United Nations Public Service Awards

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

Ontario was recognized by the United Nations today for the province's commitment to providing quality French-language services.

United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon presented a Certificate of Recognition to Ontario Secretary of Cabinet Shelly Jamieson at an awards ceremony held today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The awards ceremony coincides with the United Nations Public Service Day.   

The province was recognized for the success of the French-language services excellence initiative, which helps ensure Francophones are considered at all levels of government decision-making.  The certificate also acknowledges the importance the province attaches to providing quality services to Ontario's Francophone community.

Quick Facts

  • The United Nations Public Service Awards Programme is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.
  • Ontario's initiative will be part of the 2009 UN Compendium of Best Practices and Innovation in Public Administration.

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“This certificate pays tribute to the Ontario Public Service's efforts to promote a modern and forward-looking province and recognizes the innovative ideas that make Ontario a world leader in public service delivery.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“I am particularly pleased that this achievement recognizes the efforts of the Office of Francophone Affairs. Moreover, I know all Ontario Public Service employees, and our entire government for that matter, take great pride in this international recognition.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs



Government Francophones