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Breastfeeding room now renovated | Rénovation de la salle d'allaitement

As you may be aware, the breast-feeding room (PN.036 above the medical centre) has been renovated by the Staff Council. 

Improvements include a new sofa, fridge, cushions and other furnishings. This follows a number of requests from colleagues.

We would like to thank administration for their support and to remind colleagues, following recent spot checks, that the fridge is to be used solely for the purpose of storing breast milk.

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Calligraphy Exhibition “Tell us Jubran”, 2-11 June 2015, Building E, Door 40, 2nd floor | Exposition Calligraphie « Dis-nous Joubran », 2-11 Juin 2015, Bâtiment E, Porte 40, 2eme étage

The UN Arabic Book Club is pleased to invite you to the Arabic calligraphy exhibition under the theme Jubran Khalil Jubran, to be held from 2 to 11 June 2015 at Door 40 (2nd floor, building E).

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5th meeting of the 33rd Staff Council

The Council will meet on Friday 29 May 2015 at 1:15pm in room C-529.

Relevant documents are attached.

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Photos from the Children's party | Photos de la fête des enfants

This year's children's party was a huge success. The children got to compete in a mini olymprics, enjoy the park, and, because of the UN's egalitarian approach to performance management, all went home with their own gold medal.

The photos are now online and can be viewed here.

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Latest on the retirement age

As we have mentioned in our previous broadcasts, the General Assembly has agreed in principle to allow staff who joined before 2014 to be able to choose to work until 65 if they wish or retire at 60 or 62. However, it asked the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), which sets our conditions of service, to revert as early as possible with an implementation date.

As you may recall, the ICSC had earlier recommended 1 January 2016 for implementation based on consultations with staff federations, such as CCISUA and FICSA (the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council is a member of CCISUA) and management representatives of organizations. However, last year a number of organizations changed position and decided to lobby against the ICSC’s recommendation.

Attached documents
Download this file (LetterSGRetirementAge.pdf)LetterSGRetirementAge.pdf

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Collection for the victims of the Nepal earthquake | Collecte pour les victimes du séisme au Népal

The recent earthquake that hit Nepal has had devastating humanitarian and economic effects.

In solidarity, the Nepalese community in UNOG decided to organize, in collaboration with the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council, a collection in benefit of the victims. The funds raised will be transferred in equal parts to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières) and the Nepalese Red Cross.

The collection will take place this Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 May in the following times and locations :

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  1. Situation on the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
  2. Vote to remove benefits for same-sex partners of staff defeated | Rejet de la proposition sur la suppression des bénéfices octroyés aux partenaires du même sexe
  3. Three-day strike at FAO and letter of support
  4. News on SAFI: Gluten/lactose-free products and 15% discount on 26 March | Nouveau au SAFI : Produits sans gluten et sans lactose et Rabais de 15% le 26 mars
  5. Children's Spring party | Fête de printemps pour les enfants - Wednesday 29 April
  6. Tell us what you think about changes to your salary, education grant, and other benefits | Votre avis sur les changements dans la rémunération, les indemnités pour frais d'études et autres indemnités
  7. Change of pay day | Changement de la date de paie
  8. New Swiss nationality law
  9. Le Temps: Le franc fort est aussi un coup dur pour les internationaux
  10. Remembering our fallen colleagues
  11. General Assembly that will affect you, including on retirement
  12. Urge the United Nations not to vote against same-sex marriage
  13. Staff position on UN holidays
  14. Staff Council promotes staff interests in New York
  15. Statement at General Assembly on retirement age, salaries
  16. Update on problems at the UN pension fund
  17. Head of WIPO staff association fired in retaliation for whistleblowing
  18. Security Council supports our campaign for staff safety
  19. On World Humanitarian Day, UN staff ask that those who kill their colleagues be brought to justice
  20. Potential changes to your pay, benefits and choice of retirement age
  21. Staff unions highlight management problems at UN pension fund
  22. Union protests lack of whistleblower protection at UN as court rules on case of whistleblower James Wasserstrom
  23. Survey results | Résultats de l'enquête (FWA - Office space)
  24. The situation at UNDP
  25. Regularization of French taxes
  26. Protect our pension fund from the wolves of Wall Street
  27. In memoriam: Yannick Gagneret
  28. Call for Candidates: Central Review Panel
  29. New resolution on mobility
  30. Work programme of the Council
  31. Worrying developments at the pension fund
  32. Media and other coverage during the campaign to restore negotiation rights
  33. Call for candidates - Arbitration Commission
  34. Children's Easter party | Fête de Pâques pour les enfants - Wednesday 16 April
  35. How to opt out of the new internal tax on justice
  36. Results of the 2014 elections to the Coordinating Council
  37. Articles in Le Temps
  38. Elections of the Staff Coordinating Council 2014
  39. G-1 to G-4 selection
  40. Current situation in GPAFI
  41. Invitation to the Inter-agency games 2014
  42. Inter-Agency games 2014
  43. Collection for the Philippines | Collecte pour les Philippines
  44. Remarks from Staff Council at UNOG memorial ceremony for staff killed in Kabul, Geneva, 20 January, 11 a.m.
  45. Results of the survey on service providers in the Palais
  46. Human Rights Day and wage cuts
  47. 2012-2013 Audit Report and actions taken
  48. Update on mobility
  49. Don't fill in compensation review survey
  50. Support for UN staff from unions, articles and blogs
  51. UK's Trades Union Congress calls on SG to recognize UN unions
  52. United Nations unions appalled at UN's use of mercenaries
  53. How does your department compare in the award of ePas ratings?
  54. Letter to the Secretary-General: Union rights save UN lives
  55. ICSC recommends retirement at 65
  56. Secretary-General removes right of staff to be effectively represented
  57. Informing member states of the staff-management relations crisis
  58. Thank you for coming to the townhall on the UN staff-management relations crisis
  59. Letter to the Secretary-General on the crisis in staff-management relations
  60. Management terminates negotiations with staff unions; mobility, downsizing rules unresolved
  61. Council position papers for SMC 2
  62. The Council's approach on mobility
  63. Second meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  64. New policy on renewal of fixed-term appointments
  65. New standards of conduct for staff
  66. General Assembly resolutions affecting staff
  67. The 31st Council unanimously agreed to adopt its work programme
  68. Invitation to the Inter-Agency Games 2013
  69. Staff dealt further round of cuts
  70. Staff protest management proposal to dilute conditions and rights
  71. Budget cut implications
  72. General Assembly resolutions affecting you
  73. Vote on 13 and 14 December for the pension fund board
  74. Council questions OCHA decision to offshore jobs - against main recommendation of management study
  75. Insecurity in Geneva | Insécurité à Genève
  76. Proposal for mobility of locally-recruited staff
  77. Counter-proposal of staff on mobility
  78. Council members trained to represent you
  79. First meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  80. Encouraging flexible working arrangements
  81. Council publishes 2012-2013 work programme
  82. Impact of policy preventing temporary staff on vacant posts
  83. Letter to the Secretary-General on proposed changes in travel standards | Lettre aux Secrétaire-général sur la modification proposée des conditions de voyage
  84. Propositions de l'Equipe de changement de gestion
  85. Change management proposals
  86. ICTY Staff Union launches programme for vulnerable employees
  87. Council presents proposal for a crèche
  88. Positive developments with the education grant
  89. Salaries will not be cut
  90. Proposal to cut salaries
  91. Message du Conseil à la mémoire de Jay Wormus
  92. Staff party photos now online
  93. Photos from the children's party
  94. 2011 Staff party featuring Kassav
  95. Registration now open for Children's Christmas party
  96. Our meeting with the Secretary-General
  97. Staff talent show
  98. Change management at the UN
  99. Staff survey on the retirement age and related pension issues
  100. Update on UN budget cuts