www.facebook.com/unstaffunions/posts/1898465677039045:0BREAKING NEWS - NEW UN GENDER MEASURES
Leaked documents show new measures are being developed at UN Headquarters. If approved, the following will apply across the organization in the coming year for P and D posts:
- Promotions will be restricted to women only. Further, women will be able to apply to positions up to two grades higher (e.g. a P-4 can apply to a D-1).
- Lateral moves will be restricted to women only, including the ability to move out of downsizing missions and departments and onto more secure posts.
- External recruitment will be restricted to female candidates.
At the same time it is not clear that there will be measures to address difficulties in obtaining: telecommuting; sharing of parental leave; maternity cover (for temporary staff); pre-school childcare; and unequal pay for consultants.
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"There is also a need to address the underlying drivers of terrorism through continuing investments in conflict prevention, conflict resolution, countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, sustainable and inclusive development, the enhancement and respect of human rights, and timely responses to humanitarian crises.
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War, knows me
War, is a cruel master
War, is unforgiving
War, does not discriminate
War, cares not, for young or old, for rich or poor, the elite or commoner
War, does not relent
War, demands payment
War, takes what it demands
War, takes life, dreams, family, my childhood
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