ATTENTION UN STAFF:
The Staff Union has created a survey for collecting information to better inform policies to protect staff from abuse and protect whistleblowers against retaliation.
Your voice matters! We are seeking your frank and open views on cases of discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment and abuse of authority, and misconduct, that you have been subject to, witnessed, or heard about. This includes questions regarding individuals who have blown the whistle on wrongdoing and if they suffered negative consequences or were retaliated against in any way.
The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time and is completely anonymous. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday June 9, 2017. Please share the survey with your coworkers and speak your mind!
The 6th annual Staff-Management Committee session took place in New York this past week. Representatives of staff unions from UNHQ, UNOG, ESCWA, ECA, UNON, UNLB, ESCAP, ESLAC, UNOV, UNICEF, ICTY, and UNHCR met with management officials from a variety of departments to discuss many different facets of staff wellbeing.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in attendance for part of the Wednesday afternoon meeting. He addressed the committee and spoke about reaching gender parity, staff safety and security, saving costs within peacekeeping missions, and the staff recruitment process.
Items up for discussion included: pension delays, organizational control of safety and security, the GS/NO/FS to P barrier, internal justice, types of office space, gender equality, Inspira, rest and recuperation, career mobility, classification of family vs non-family duty stations, travel during weekends, equality between English and French, protecting whistleblowers, measures against harassment, medical insurance, and the internship program, among other issues. The full report from the SMC will be made available in the coming months.
Video review of the conference by acting ASG Victor Kisob