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Remarks from Staff Council at UNOG memorial ceremony for staff killed in Kabul, Geneva, 20 January, 11 a.m.

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for coming.

Today we come together to mourn UN staff and all victims of the terrible and horrific attack that took place in Kabul on Friday.

Just like us, our colleagues Basra, Nasrin, Khanjar and Vadim were members of the UN family.

 

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Results of the survey on service providers in the Palais

You may find attached the results of the survey taken during December 2013 on the service providers within the Palais des Nations.

Vous trouverez ci-joint les résultats de l'enquête menée au cours de Décembre 2013 sur les fournisseurs de services au sein du Palais des Nations.

Attached documents
Download this file (Service Providers Summary.pdf)Service Providers Summary.pdf

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Human Rights Day and wage cuts

Dear Colleagues,

Last month we informed you about the difficult negotiations currently taking place at the General Assembly on our terms and conditions. The latest news is even more worrying:

2012-2013 Audit Report and actions taken

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Update on mobility

We would like to update you on the progress of the Secretary-General's mobility proposals (on which we were not consulted).

Please find here an advanced copy of a report prepared by advisory body to the General Assembly called the ACABQ. While the General Assembly makes the final decision, it tends to endorse ACABQ's recommendations to a significant extent. Please note that we provided a number of inputs to ACABQ's deliberations.

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Don't fill in compensation review survey

As you may know, the International Civil Service Commission, at the request of certain member states and organizations, is reviewing our salaries, allowances and benefits. Called the compensation review, it is supposed to ensure that our pay remains competitive. In the current political and economic climate, this may increase our pay, but it may also reduce it. This is why we are paying careful attention to every stage of this review.

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  10. Letter to the Secretary-General on the crisis in staff-management relations
  11. Management terminates negotiations with staff unions; mobility, downsizing rules unresolved
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  13. The Council's approach on mobility
  14. Second meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
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  16. New standards of conduct for staff
  17. General Assembly resolutions affecting staff
  18. The 31st Council unanimously agreed to adopt its work programme
  19. Invitation to the Inter-Agency Games 2013
  20. Staff dealt further round of cuts
  21. Staff protest management proposal to dilute conditions and rights
  22. Budget cut implications
  23. General Assembly resolutions affecting you
  24. Vote on 13 and 14 December for the pension fund board
  25. Council questions OCHA decision to offshore jobs - against main recommendation of management study
  26. Insecurity in Geneva | Insécurité à Genève
  27. Proposal for mobility of locally-recruited staff
  28. Counter-proposal of staff on mobility
  29. Council members trained to represent you
  30. First meeting of the Staff-Management Committee
  31. Encouraging flexible working arrangements
  32. Council publishes 2012-2013 work programme
  33. Impact of policy preventing temporary staff on vacant posts
  34. Letter to the Secretary-General on proposed changes in travel standards | Lettre aux Secrétaire-général sur la modification proposée des conditions de voyage
  35. Propositions de l'Equipe de changement de gestion
  36. Change management proposals
  37. ICTY Staff Union launches programme for vulnerable employees
  38. Council presents proposal for a crèche
  39. Positive developments with the education grant
  40. Salaries will not be cut
  41. Proposal to cut salaries
  42. Message du Conseil à la mémoire de Jay Wormus
  43. Staff party photos now online
  44. Photos from the children's party
  45. 2011 Staff party featuring Kassav
  46. Registration now open for Children's Christmas party
  47. Our meeting with the Secretary-General
  48. Staff talent show
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  51. Update on UN budget cuts
  52. Lively discussions at staff townhall on mobility
  53. Strong turnout at staff townhall on pensions
  54. Council launches 2011-2010 work programme
  55. Council warns Secretary-General to respect consultation procedures on mobility and promotion
  56. Council condemns three percent cuts
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