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Post Adjustment ICSC

General

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

General

  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

General

  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

SecurityUncategorizedWelfare

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

New Deputy HoM UNIFIL

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Jack Christofides of South Africa as the Deputy Head of Mission for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  He succeeds Imran Riza of Pakistan, who became United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Arab Republic in September 2019, to whom the ….  Read More