William PennMayor Michael Nutterwill announce today that the Philadelphia Department of Human Services was named the 2013 recipient of the second place United Nations Public Service Awardin the improving the delivery of public services category, according to a news release.


More than 600 organizations from 82 countries applied for the U.N. Public Service Award, according to the release.


"DHS is one of 47 winners worldwide and the only North American entity to receive an award in 2013," the release said.