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2 weeks ago

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Remember:
Antibiotics do not treat viral infections, like colds and flu

ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics
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4 weeks ago

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Message from the UNFSU Executive on the UN day:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Today we come together to celebrate one more United Nations Day, the anniversary of the coming into force of the Charter of the United Nations. United Nations Day is devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations.

For us, the staff of United Nations peacekeeping and political missions, we devote that day to renew our commitment to advancing peace and alleviating human sufferings in some of the most dangerous and vulnerable places in the world. We celebrate our achievements and remind member states of the price we pledged to pay every day in the pursuit of the aims of the United Nations charter.

Today tens of thousands of military, police, national, international and volunteer civilians serve in many peacekeeping and political missions around the world. They are bound to perform with the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. In undertaking their responsibilities, the staff makes valuable sacrifices, many living in isolation and hardship for most of their lives. Some pay the hefty price of loss of their lives leaving behind shattered families, wives, sons and daughters. I invite you to observe with us a minute of silence as a modest tribute to the courageous colleagues who have fallen on the front lines of duty.

The staff are not only the most valuable resource of the organization, the staff are the organization. We hold the United Nations dear and carry it as the fount of our personal pride. We strive to achieve its goals and mission wherever we are, contributing to its success. We, as staff, work diligently to enhance its performance, processes and to transform it to a modern enterprise of the 21st century. We believe in change for the good of the organization and for advancing the principles of humanity in the workplace.

Our organization has undergone continuous reforms throughout the years, some have succeeded, and others have not yielded their desired outcomes. Today, once more, the United Nations is undergoing one of its major reforms. Staff-management relationship has never been as crucial as any other time in its history. At this moment in time, the paradigm of this relation needs to be revisited and transformed into a collaborative concerted effort to make those reforms practical, reasonable and realistic. The value of staff contribution to reforms is immeasurable, especially in the field. We hold the institutional memory. We have the hands-on experience and knowledge of the remote realities and challenges over which such reforms can succeed or break. We believe in the aims of excellence, efficiency and progression, which those reforms should bring to our work environment.

We are also resolute that the value of our staff must be at the center of these reforms. Staff should not be regarded as merely figures, cost centers or objects. In crafting strategies and policies in support of the reforms, due diligence should be paid to honor staff for their sacrifices and dedication. We believe in and demand advancing honorable causes such as fairness in employment and career progression opportunities, reinforcing a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and abuse of authority. However, these efforts should not yield in the way other unfairnesses, inequalities and discriminations. Reforms must preserve the human dignity of the serving women and men, boosting their morale and sense of belonging. They must also honor our retirees who equally gave the best times of their lives in serving our organization.

On this United Nations day, we call upon member states and our Chief Administrative Officer, the Secretary-General, to tap more into and trust the value of our contribution to reforms, to embrace more the staff as the essence of the United Nations family in advancing our organization for the causes of peace, human dignity and prosperity. It is never what it costs, it is what it is worth.

Happy United Nations Day to all.
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4 weeks ago

UNFSU

United Nations
"On United Nations Day, let us reaffirm our commitment.
➡️ To repair broken trust.
➡️ To heal our planet.
➡️ To leave no one behind.
➡️ To uphold dignity for one and all, as united nations."
-- Secretary-General António Guterres on UN Day.
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1 month ago

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1 month ago

UNFSU

FSC-XXVII is in session! ... See MoreSee Less

FSC-XXVII is in session!
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