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Meeting for staff who cycle or would like to cycle to work - Tuesday 27 September | Réunion pour les fonctionnaires cyclistes ou qui aimeraient le devenir - Mardi 27 septembre

During e-biking day we met with a number of you who cycle to work and heard your concerns with regards to commuting by bike.

We are keen to discuss this with you further; to this end we invite you to a meeting on Tuesday 27 September at 11.00 a.m. in Room V. 

The aim of the meeting is to get your ideas on improvements that could be made to cycle routes leading to and within the Palais and its annexes, access points and their opening hours, parking facilities, and any other matters you feel are important. We also want to hear from colleagues who are considering cycling to work but haven't as yet.

We look forward to meeting with you on Tuesday.

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Sunday afternoon – Jazz party at the UN Beach restaurant | Dimanche après-midi – Jazz party au Club de la plage ONU

Not to be missed ! 

The UN Music Club kindly invites you to join the jazz party this Sunday 25 September, as of 1.00 p.m. throughout the afternoon, with smooth, swinging and latin performances of the UN Music Club Jazz Group (full band and vocalist). 

Great food and drinks are available.  

Entrance is free for UN Beach Club members, and CHF 4.- for non-members. You are welcome to bring friends and family with you. 

It is highly recommended that you reserve in advance if you wish to be served a meal at a well located table.

The venue:   UN Beach Club –  Club de la plage ONU 
Le Port, Route de Lausanne 214
1200 Genève      

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I move for my health | Je bouge pour ma forme (II)

Following the success of the past three years, the Sports Commission of UN Staff at Geneva will re-edit the initiative: "Re-start a physical activity carefully" with three slots per week. 

This programme is mainly addressed to persons who do not do exercise (or not any more) and are only waiting for a push to practice some sport. Participants get together once a week, managed by specifically trained coaches. The Programme lasts 12 weeks.

The next programme will start the week of 26 September until 15 December 2016. Three groups are possible:

1. Tuesday noon, " Je bouge pour ma forme";

2. Thursday noon, "Je cours pour ma forme" for beginners;

3. Thursday noon, "Je cours pour ma forme" 5 km level.

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Come and test electric bikes in the Palais grounds | Venez tester le vélo électrique dans l'enceinte du Palais

As you are aware, the city and canton of Geneva have been taking measures to discourage use of cars and encourage use of bikes and public transport, with consequent impact on commuting times.

In recognition of this, the Staff Council has decided to organize an electric bike open day, enabling staff to try out different bikes on the streets of the Ariana park, including up hills, and benefit from promotions from local retailers.

Where: outside the cafeteria near the armillary sphere.

When: on Thursday 22 September, from 11.45 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Please note that all special offers for UN staff are listed on our website, here: http://staffcoordinatingcouncil.org/index.php/member-benefits

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Theatre Club starts again on Tuesday 20 September | Le Club de théâtre reprend ses activités le mardi 20 septembre

The United Nations Theatre Club in Geneva starts again on Tuesday 20 september 2016. 

Join our fun club and release the artist within.

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. in French, with warmups, improvisation exercises and other rewarding preparatory activities with a drama professional who will direct us: 

Cécile Bellet de Stand Impro: http://standimpro.ch

Gil Rossion, Metteur en scène 

The Club is open to anyone whether an international civil servant or not. 

Send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will get back to you as soon as possible with all the information.

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New percussion classes | Nouveaux cours de percussions

The United Nations Music Club offers all UN staff members the opportunity to be introduced to Afro-Caribbean percussion!

A new twelve-week initiation course will start on Monday 19 September and end on Monday 12 December 2016 and on Friday 23 September and end on Friday 16 December 2016. Applicants can select the Monday or Friday classes according to their availability and musical level. 

You will learn the basics and more with an excellent professional and teacher who is trilingual, speaking English, French and Spanish fluently. It is not necessary to have any previous knowledge of music or percussion.

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