The UN Public Service Day celebrates 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.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized UN agency. Its Secretariat is led by the ICAO Secretary General who appoints staff members at all levels. By accepting appointment, staff members become international civil servants bound to discharge their functions. The ICAO Secretariat serves its 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.
The ICAO Secretariat has a total of 701 staff members of which 525 are based in Headquarters, Montréal, Canada (photo above); 23 in the Asia and Pacific Office in Bangkok, Thailand; 22 in the Eastern and Southern African Office in Nairobi, Kenya; 24 in the Western and Central African Office in Dakar, Senegal; 19 in the Middle East Office in Cairo, Egypt; 45 in the European and North Atlantic Office in Paris, France, including 18 including 18 ECAC staff members; 22 in the South American Office in Lima, Peru; and 21 in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Office in Mexico City, Mexico.