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Annual report sets out Council's key achievements in the last year

The Council has published its annual report. The report, presented at the Ordinary General Assembly, explains how the Council:

  • Took the lead to get continuing appointments approved for implementation in 2011.
  • Pushed to accelerate the one-time conversion to permanent contracts from three years to one year.
  • Ensured that short-term staff with over two years of service were given special fixed-term appointments.

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General Assembly agrees continuing appointments as of 2011

At midnight on Christmas Eve, the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, which negotiates administrative issues, approved the award of continuing contracts to United Nations staff as of January 2011.

The resolution allows continuing contracts to staff who have served for five years, with consistent performance of at least “meets expectations” in the last four ePas reports, and with no disciplinary measures against them.

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Photos of the staff party

Over 2,000 attended the staff party. The photos can be viewed here.

Council names representatives to the UN Special Editorial Board

At the annual Inter-agency meeting of UN Special, held on Wednesday 8 December, the Executive Secretary designated Ms. Elizabeth James and Ms. Evelina Rioukhina as members of the Editorial Board. This follows a decision of the Council and Executive Bureau.

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