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UN Peacekeeping
Investing in peace around the world!

Monday 29 May is UN Peacekeepers Day!
On this day, we honor our heroes – the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction, and courage since the first deployment in 1948. We also pay our highest tribute to the more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while in the service of peace during that period.

Investing in peace around the world is essential for building resilient communities. UN peacekeeping is an irreplaceable tool for the international community. In 2014, UN peacekeepers helped stop a looming ‘genocide’ in the Central African Republic. In South Sudan, they are currently sheltering more than 220,000 vulnerable people at Protection of Civilian sites across the country.

Deployed to 16 UN missions, the Blue Helmets directly serve millions of people “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” as emphasized in the UN Charter. #investinginpeace

Watch the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres to commemorate this special day. To learn more about UN peacekeeping go here: www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/
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www.ununions.com/index.php?/blogs/entry/9-icsc-proposed-definition-of-the-field-service-category/

A victory for common sense, with thanks to UNFSU, UNISERV, DFS, FPD, OHRM and not forgetting our D/CMS.

Months of work and contributions and we have progress from our description from 1949 !!!!!!

The future of the FS Staff. ICSC - Proposed definition of the Field Service category

Staff in the field service category are employed in field duty stations and are subject to rapid deployment to perform technical, logistical, security or administrative support functions, in particular in the context of setting up new or expanding operations, maintenance and liquidation thereof, where impartiality, independence and neutrality is of particular concern.

They qualify to serve in the context of:

• peacekeeping operations;
• special political missions;
• peacebuilding operations;
• humanitarian operations;
• emergency operations.

Staff in this category perform functions that may require freedom of movement within and across national borders;

handling of sensitive information; where the required skills and expertise are not readily available in the local labour market or local staff are otherwise precluded from performing these functions; and where there are risks to properties, assets or United Nations personnel.
Employment in the field service category is on the basis of international recruitment. Employment of nationals of the country shall not be allowed.
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http://www.ununions.com/index.php?/blogs/entry/9-icsc-proposed-definition-of-the-field-service-category/

A victory for common sense, with thanks to UNFSU, UNISERV, DFS, FPD, OHRM and not forgetting our D/CMS.

Months of work and contributions and we have progress from our description from 1949 !!!!!!

The future of the FS Staff. ICSC - Proposed definition of the Field Service category

Staff in the field service category are employed in field duty stations and are subject to rapid deployment to perform technical, logistical, security or administrative support functions, in particular in the context of setting up new or expanding operations, maintenance and liquidation thereof, where impartiality, independence and neutrality is of particular concern.
 
They qualify to serve in the context of:
 
• peacekeeping operations; 
• special political missions;
• peacebuilding operations;
• humanitarian operations;
• emergency operations.
 
Staff in this category perform functions that may require freedom of movement within and across national borders; 

handling of sensitive information; where the required skills and expertise are not readily available in the local labour market or local staff are otherwise precluded from performing these functions; and where there are risks to properties, assets or United Nations personnel.  
Employment in the field service category is on the basis of international recruitment. Employment of nationals of the country shall not be allowed.

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Well done, we all know how much effort went in to this by many people and how much you did to keep up the fight Steve and Phil. There are many staff out there, 3500, who will be grateful for what you have achieved.

Thanks to all who made this happen

Thanks Steve Towler , Phil, and all of you out there for your contribution toward this biggest ever achievement in regard to FS staff.

Good definition Steve, I hope this will be adopted. It will create room for expansion of the category.

Thanks

Well We will never give up,the fight. A big thank you to all you out there who helped and guided. Delivery is one thing if you have good ammunition !!!!!

Congratulations! What an achievement! Chapeau! To the executive and the larger team for this tremendous contribution!!

Bravo and well done! A much needed review and change after 67plus years.......,

Well said Mr President, the FS represents logistics support in Peacekeeping operations.

Bravo, and it also highlights the need for more respect for FS , keep on trucking !

Great achievement!!! Congratulations!!! Steve Towler and Phil. We are proud of you!!!

Great step forward - thanks for being an advocate for staff!

Finally someone has been able to set the record straight. I like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to the FSU especially you Steve and Phil for all your efforts in achieving this end result. We may reinvent the wheels but we cannot ignore the basic facts about our FS staff and what they are meant to do. For this I congratulate you on a job well done. Thank you

Congratulation, well done. I am proud to be member of the FSU seeing all the efforts the current executive office is doing. Keep it up !!!

This is a big achievement, thank you Steve and all FSU members. Congratulations to all of us !

Great Job Steve! Well done and we ll stand by you! 👊👊

Congrats Steve, Philip, and of course Angela Mango! Well done, the hard work paid off!

Well done Steve and team on a great success, all your hard work and dedication have paid off, this is another great achievement in your tenure as President and leading the FSU, sincere congratulations and continued success in getting this adopted in the Summer Session. Cheers J & P.

Well done. Great work by you Steve Towler And Philip Scarr. Feel proud of your efforts. Much appreciated.

Great job guys. Well done. We needed this

Bravo

Well done Steve, Phill and the team ... thank you for putting an extraordinary effort and working hard on behalf of all of us who are FS staff in UN....Great achievement indeed... hugs...

Great job and well done Steve

It is about time it was recognized the primary support functions to the military and police components that the FS staff of all trades perform to enable the mandates of peacekeeping to be achieved. The roles of technical, logistical, security and administrative support are key. Finally the management have accepted that without these staff members PKO and SPM Missions are doomed to failure. It has taken many years for this to sink in and hopefully we will now see an end to FS Reviews, Nationalizations, Staffing Cuts primarily aimed at the FS and a more common sense approach. Over the last few years it seems that all Missions have had to make all their cuts from Mission Support Functions, the clue is in the name, (No Mission Support - No Mission). Hopefully someone of power should read our comments and take stock. Well done to all involved and keep up the good work. WE NEED YOU MORE NOW THAN EVER. !!!!

Well done. But the fight continues! Peacefully....

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