Registration open for the Inter-Agency Games

Registration is now open for the 38th Inter-Agency Games 2011 (IAG 2011), which take place from 13 to 17 April 2011 in the Traunsee region of Austria and organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Please register by downloading the form in English or French. The registration deadline is 28 February 2011.

We wish you the best of luck!


A creche within 24 months

The Council publishes today a report on the investigations its has carried out with the view of creating a UN creche. The report examines the demand among current and future parents for such a facility and investigates the resources available.

The report is available here.

UNCTAD staff reps and management promote flexible working arrangements

UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi recently issued guidelines on the use of flexible working arrangements. These guidelines, which are in line with the organization's policy on the matter, go some way to demystify and explain how to use and get the most from these arrangements.



Council publishes annual attendance record of its members

Want to know how your staff representative has been performing and which meetings he or she has been attending? As part of a practice started last year to promote greater transparency, the Council is publishing the record of attendence of its members. Check here to see how your representatives have been working for you.

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.


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.