International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers  Every year on 29 May, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. On this day, we pay tribute to all the women and men who have served as military, police or civilians in UN Peacekeeping operations. We commend their professionalism, dedication and courage and honor ….  Read More

Digest of Case law from UNDT and UNAT 2009-2019

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Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share with you the Digest of Case Law of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) in the first ten years of the internal justice system at the United Nations (2009-2019). The Digest was prepared by the Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ) ….  Read More

Post Adjustment ICSC

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,   Please see attached response from the Chair of the ICSC to the Staff Federations regarding post adjustment measures to protect group II d/s from the current economic volatility. ICSC Chair’s Response to StaffReps_31 March 2020.docx 00

SG’s video message on Covid-19

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  My dear Colleagues,   The strength of our United Nations is YOU – our committed and dedicated personnel.   Events have moved at alarming speed over the past two weeks.   This crisis is unprecedented. And I am proud of how – together – you are adapting so quickly.    I understand the enormous stress that measures to contain the virus are putting on you and your families.   Many of you — like me — are ….  Read More

A Grunt’s View of U.N. Leadership

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  An internal U.N. survey shows that the bosses think they are doing a better job than their employees do. The vast majority of U.N. workers—89 percent—say they are proud to work for their international organization, which keeps the peace in far-flung war zones, tends to natural and humanitarian disasters, and promotes the global response ….  Read More

Peace Operations 2019

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For a few years now, United Nations (UN) peace operations have stood at a crossroads, unable to choose which direction to take: to continue down the path of expensive missions with little peace to keep, but which provide much-needed confidence and security in the world’s most difficult contexts; or to opt for less ambitious and ….  Read More