Dear Colleagues, Staff representatives met in New York from November 1-4 to agree common positions on key issues being tabled by the Secretary General at the ongoing session of the General Assembly, and to discuss strategies for lobbying Member States. We made two key interventions at the GA as follows: Common System Issues (Pension Fund crisis, conditions of service for security services, the negative impact of the compensation review, and separation payments for staff with fixed term contracts). The statement can be found here.
Statement on UN Staff Day Delivered by Ian Richards United Nations Headquarters, New York Tuesday 25 October 2016 --- Hello Colleagues, It’s great to see so many of you joining today and to see, through the many national costumes on display. Though I suspect the cold weather discouraged a few of you from doing the same. Dimitri, who is from Greece, wanted to try his national dress. Rumours are that the Secretary-General was considering a hanbok.