Regularization of French taxes

As you may know, the French authorities are now taking a more proactive approach to collecting taxes.

As mentioned in an earlier broadcast, bank accounts held outside France, including at the MEC, need to be declared on the tax form.


Protect our pension fund from the wolves of Wall Street

Sign the petition by following this link:

We would like to update you on the situation regarding the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, where the CEO of the Fund is negotiating a change in rules that will increase costs, financial risks, the likelihood of inappropriate people being recruited to key positions in the $52 billion institution that provides for our retirement, and, as you will see below, the possibility of outsourcing to financial firms without advertising a tender first. All this should not come as a surprise. The current CEO was deputy when the fund last tried outsourcing. That time we thwarted it. Let's do the same this time. Please sign the petition.


In memoriam: Yannick Gagneret

As you may know, our colleague Mr. Yannick Gagneret sadly died last week while climbing Makalu in Nepal.

We would like to share with you a moving piece about his life and times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Attached documents
Download this file (GagneretE.pdf)GagneretE.pdf
Download this file (GagneretF.pdf)GagneretF.pdf

Call for Candidates: Central Review Panel

Call for Candidates: Central Review Panel

New resolution on mobility

As you may be aware, the General Assembly has approved a new mobility policy for the UN. On paper, key features are:

Work programme of the Council

On 28 March 2014, the Council agreed the attached work programme. The priority will be on protecting jobs and the crèche.


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  2. Media and other coverage during the campaign to restore negotiation rights
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  6. Results of the 2014 elections to the Coordinating Council
  7. Articles in Le Temps
  8. Elections of the Staff Coordinating Council 2014
  9. G-1 to G-4 selection
  10. Current situation in GPAFI
  11. Invitation to the Inter-agency games 2014
  12. Inter-Agency games 2014
  13. Collection for the Philippines | Collecte pour les Philippines
  14. Remarks from Staff Council at UNOG memorial ceremony for staff killed in Kabul, Geneva, 20 January, 11 a.m.
  15. Results of the survey on service providers in the Palais
  16. Human Rights Day and wage cuts
  17. 2012-2013 Audit Report and actions taken
  18. Update on mobility
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  20. Support for UN staff from unions, articles and blogs
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  24. Letter to the Secretary-General: Union rights save UN lives
  25. ICSC recommends retirement at 65
  26. Secretary-General removes right of staff to be effectively represented
  27. Informing member states of the staff-management relations crisis
  28. Thank you for coming to the townhall on the UN staff-management relations crisis
  29. Letter to the Secretary-General on the crisis in staff-management relations
  30. Management terminates negotiations with staff unions; mobility, downsizing rules unresolved
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  32. The Council's approach on mobility
  33. Second meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  34. New policy on renewal of fixed-term appointments
  35. New standards of conduct for staff
  36. General Assembly resolutions affecting staff
  37. The 31st Council unanimously agreed to adopt its work programme
  38. Invitation to the Inter-Agency Games 2013
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  40. Staff protest management proposal to dilute conditions and rights
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  42. General Assembly resolutions affecting you
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  45. Insecurity in Geneva | Insécurité à Genève
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  47. Counter-proposal of staff on mobility
  48. Council members trained to represent you
  49. First meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  50. Encouraging flexible working arrangements
  51. Council publishes 2012-2013 work programme
  52. Impact of policy preventing temporary staff on vacant posts
  53. Letter to the Secretary-General on proposed changes in travel standards | Lettre aux Secrétaire-général sur la modification proposée des conditions de voyage
  54. Propositions de l'Equipe de changement de gestion
  55. Change management proposals
  56. ICTY Staff Union launches programme for vulnerable employees
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