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Many congratulations to Clare Hutchinson.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces appointment of new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

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Many congratulations to Clare Hutchinson.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces appointment of new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149002.htm

 

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Congratulations From LIBERIA

Congratulations Claire!!!❤️❤️❤️

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3 weeks ago

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Message from the UN participant representatives to the Pension Board - Message des représentants des participants au Comité mixte de la Caisse commune des pensions du personnel des Nations Unies

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to inform you that the UN Appeals Tribunal last week ruled illegal a decision by the pension fund’s board to exclude two of the six members that you, as UN staff, elected back in April.

For memory, the original ban was made by the board following the elections and was backed by the fund’s CEO, Sergio Arvizu. It set a precedent in which the fund would be able to pick and choose which participant representatives could sit on its own governing body; something that only you, the staff should be able to decide.

In making its decision, the tribunal rightly found there was no legal provision for the ban, upholding the democratic process.

The motivation behind the ban is impossible to know. But the specific inside knowledge of the fund and its leadership that the two representatives held, could well have been embarrassing. They had a key insight into the mishandling of the new IT system during which newly retiring staff went more than 6 months without being paid as well as a more recent and very serious incident during which incorrect data was given to the fund's actuaries, removing visibility on the fund’s future solvency.

The UNAT judgement vindicates the 4,500 staff who signed a petition protesting the ban and the staff unions, who through the CCISUA staff federation, encouraged the legal appeal.

At the same time it shines a light on the legal and moral vacuum within the pension fund's senior ranks. To this end, the staff unions have made clear to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Mr Arvizu should not be extended when his contract comes up for renewal at the end of this year. A new leadership is needed.

It also raises questions about the effectiveness and expertise of the board itself. To this end, we are making a number of proposals to the General Assembly on how the fund’s governance and management structures should be reformed.

We would like to close by thanking you for your support., including those who signed the petition. The tribunal’s decision ensures you are re-enfranchised and allows us to better represent and defend your interests, both for staff and retirees.

Kind regards,

Mary Abu Rakabeh
Ibrahima Faye
Ndeye Aissatou Ndiaye
Bernadette Nyiratunga
Ian Richards
Michelle Rockcliffe

UN participant representatives to the Pension Board

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Message des représentants des participants au Comité mixte de la Caisse commune des pensions du personnel des Nations Unies

Chères et chers collègues

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer que le Tribunal d'appel des Nations Unies a déclaré la semaine dernière illégale une décision du conseil d'administration de la caisse de retraite d'exclure deux des six membres que vous, en tant que membres du personnel de l'ONU, avez élus en avril.

Pour mémoire, l'interdiction initiale a été faite par le Comité Permanent du conseil après les élections et a été soutenue par le Directeur Général du fonds, Sergio Arvizu. Cette décision a créé un précédent dangereux en ce qu’il permettait au Fonds la possibilité de choisir les Représentants des participants qui pourraient siéger à son propre organe directeur; quelque chose que vous seul, devraient être en mesure de décider en toute indépendance.

En prenant sa décision, le Tribunal D’Appel a conclu à juste titre qu'il n'y avait pas de disposition légale permettant au Conseil de justifier cette interdiction, confirmant de ce fait le processus démocratique.

La motivation derrière l'interdiction est impossible à savoir. Mais la connaissance spécifique du fonds et de son leadership que les deux Représentants élus ont, pourrait bien être embarrassante pour l’Administration de la Caisse. Ils ont en outre, une connaissance de terrain de la mauvaise gestion du nouveau système informatique au cours duquel un grand nombre de nouveaux retraités ont passé plus de 6 mois sans être payé ainsi qu'un incident plus récent et très grave au cours duquel des données incorrectes ont été données aux actuaires du fonds, supprimant la crédibilité sur la solvabilité future du fonds.

Le jugement rendu par le Tribunal d’Appel solidifie de ce fait la position de quelques 4,500 employés qui ont signé une pétition pour protester contre l'interdiction des Représentants de sièger au conseil d’administration de la Caisse, mais aussi les syndicats du personnel qui, par l'intermédiaire de la Fédération du personnel CCISUA, ont encouragé l'appel juridique.

En même temps, il met en lumière le vide juridique et moral dans le rang des gestionaires de la Caisse de retraite. À cette fin, les syndicats du personnel ont clairement indiqué au Secrétaire Général de l'ONU, Antonio Guterres, que M. Arvizu ne devrait pas être prolongé lorsque son contrat arrivera à terme à la fin de cette année. Un nouveau leadership est nécessaire.

Cette situation soulève également des questions sur l'efficacité et l'expertise du conseil lui-même. À cette fin, nous avons présenté à l'Assemblée Générale un certain nombre de propositions sur la manière de réformer les structures de gouvernance et de gestion du Fonds.

Nous aimerions terminer en vous remerciant vivement de votre soutien, y compris ceux qui ont signé la pétition. La décision du Tribunal d’Appel garantit votre ré-émancipation et nous permet de mieux représenter et défendre les droits et intérêts du personnel actif et des retraités.

Avec nos meilleures salutations,

Mary Abu Rakabeh
Ibrahima Faye
Ndeye Aissatou Ndiaye
Bernadette Nyiratunga
Ian Richards
Michelle Rockcliffe

Représentants du personnel de l'ONU auprès du Conseil d'administration de la caisse des pensions
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3 weeks ago

UNFSU

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JOINT LETTER FROM UN STAFF UNION LEADERS AND SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES ON FIGHTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Dear colleagues,

Today we write to reiterate our personal commitment to eliminating sexual harassment from our organization.

The United Nations has a clear policy on sexual harassment and a process to investigate allegations in a fair and confidential manner, with firm sanctions at the organization’s disposal.

However, this in itself is not enough. We all have a duty and an obligation to create an environment that is welcoming to all, where everyone feels valued and where each colleague can perform at their best regardless of who they are or where they are from.

We should therefore reflect on our everyday behaviour and what we can do better as staff and as managers. Key to this is understanding that harassment covers a wide range of actions; that this includes unpleasant and inappropriate comments or suggestive remarks; and that colleagues who receive such remarks may be offended, humiliated or discouraged, even if they don’t say so. Many staff, both victims and witnesses, accept this as an everyday reality. But this should not be so.

Let’s support colleagues who are harassed and let’s call out harassment where we see it. Staff representatives and the staff at the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Service, as well as the Ethics Office and the Staff Counsellor’s Office, can assist and advise in full confidence on informal resolution or on how to make a formal complaint. Links to all these resources are below.

Harassment in any type or form offends the very principles of what we stand for as an Organization and undermines the core values of integrity, competence, and professionalism expected of all. Together we must fight it. Join us in making that change.

Yours sincerely,

António Guterres - United Nations Secretary-General
Charuwan Tintukasiri - ESCAP Staff Association
Stephen Towler - Field Staff Union
Georges Younes - Staff Council of ESCWA
Joseph Baricako - Staff Council of ECA
Ricardo Jordan - Staff Council of ECLAC
Guy Avognon - Staff Council of UNHCR
Fraser Mcilwraith - UN Criminal Tribunals Staff Union
Dimitri Samaras - UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA/UNWOMEN Staff Council
Scholastica Madowo - UNICEF Global Staff Association
Ian Richards - UNOG Staff Coordinating Council
Bibi Sherifa Khan - UN Staff Union (New York)
James Ohayo - UN Staff Union Nairobi
Irka Kuleshnyk - UN Staff Union Vienna
Tin Htun Zaw Phyoe - UN University Staff Council
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JOINT LETTER FROM UN STAFF UNION LEADERS AND SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES ON FIGHTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Dear colleagues,

Today we write to reiterate our personal commitment to eliminating sexual harassment from our organization.

The United Nations has a clear policy on sexual harassment and a process to investigate allegations in a fair and confidential manner, with firm sanctions at the organization’s disposal.

However, this in itself is not enough.  We all have a duty and an obligation to create an environment that is welcoming to all, where everyone feels valued and where each colleague can perform at their best regardless of who they are or where they are from.

We should therefore reflect on our everyday behaviour and what we can do better as staff and as managers.  Key to this is understanding that harassment covers a wide range of actions; that this includes unpleasant and inappropriate comments or suggestive remarks; and that colleagues who receive such remarks may be offended, humiliated or discouraged, even if they don’t say so.  Many staff, both victims and witnesses, accept this as an everyday reality.  But this should not be so.

Let’s support colleagues who are harassed and let’s call out harassment where we see it.  Staff representatives and the staff at the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Service, as well as the Ethics Office and the Staff Counsellor’s Office, can assist and advise in full confidence on informal resolution or on how to make a formal complaint.  Links to all these resources are below.

Harassment in any type or form offends the very principles of what we stand for as an Organization and undermines the core values of integrity, competence, and professionalism expected of all.  Together we must fight it. Join us in making that change.

Yours sincerely,

António Guterres - United Nations Secretary-General
Charuwan Tintukasiri - ESCAP Staff Association
Stephen Towler - Field Staff Union
Georges Younes - Staff Council of ESCWA
Joseph Baricako - Staff Council of ECA
Ricardo Jordan - Staff Council of ECLAC
Guy Avognon - Staff Council of UNHCR
Fraser Mcilwraith - UN Criminal Tribunals Staff Union
Dimitri Samaras - UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA/UNWOMEN Staff Council
Scholastica Madowo - UNICEF Global Staff Association
Ian Richards - UNOG Staff Coordinating Council
Bibi Sherifa Khan - UN Staff Union (New York)
James Ohayo - UN Staff Union Nairobi
Irka Kuleshnyk - UN Staff Union Vienna
Tin Htun Zaw Phyoe - UN University Staff Council

 

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Violations against women, is the violation of human rights. As president of HeForShe Liberia, I stand for women's rights and gender balance.

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3 weeks ago

UNFSU

We offer our deepest condolences to the Government of Chad🇹🇩️ and to the families of three UN peacekeepers from the Mission des Nations Unies au Mali - MINUSMA who were killed today in Mali when their logistics convoy hit an explosive device along the Tessalit-Aguelhok axis. Two other peacekeepers have been wounded and we wish them a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack and reaffirms the United Nations' determination to support efforts to support the Malian people in their quest for peace.

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We offer our deepest condolences to the Government of Chad🇹🇩️ and to the families of three UN peacekeepers from the Mission des Nations Unies au Mali - MINUSMA who were killed today in Mali when their logistics convoy hit an explosive device along the Tessalit-Aguelhok axis. Two other peacekeepers have been wounded and we wish them a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack and reaffirms the United Nations determination to support efforts to support the Malian people in their quest for peace.

Full statement: bit.ly/2lkXt7p

 

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RIP.

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