UN Assistant Secretary General Lenni Montiel confers the award in the category Improving the Delivery of Public Services to Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. during the United Nations Public Service Awards Ceremony this June 23-26, 2015 in Medellin, Colombia. Mayor Abalos’ brainchild program Project TEACH (Therapy, Education and Assimilation of Children with Handicap) is one of the 22 innovative initiative winners out of 848 entries. Only 18 out of 71 countries were declared winners by the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration.