Education grant simulations

The Staff Council has provided the attached simulations on the impact of the education grant for various scenarios in Geneva. These were explained at the townhall on Thursday 8 December. 

Kindly note that the simulations are in dollars and use publicly available information. Actual amounts may vary. The simulations are for indicative purposes.

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

We spoke up for you at the pension fund townhall - here is what happened next

Last Friday, the pension fund chairman and CEO came to UNOG to reassure staff that all is well. It involved a verbose presentation of 40 minutes before questions were allowed.

The Council then made a strong statement ( on behalf of staff describing the pain of those retirees who have had to wait to be paid, the lack of clarity on the true size of the backlog of payments, the silence and opaqueness surrounding Fund operations, and the risks to the pension fund arising from the new financial rules. 


We took your concerns to the General Assembly


Update on administrative offshoring | Informations mises à jour sur la délocalisation administrative

As you may be aware, the Organization is considering plans to consolidate its administrative services in first six and then two locations globally. Called the Global Service Delivery Model, it is based on the assumption that Umoja works. It could have serious consequences for administrative posts in the duty station. 

The reality, of course, is that Umoja is still struggling despite its $1 billion price tag (audit report A/71/180), with some colleagues around the world still waiting months to receive benefits and pay.

For this reason the staff unions have urged caution in how the project should proceed, both to management and Member States, including at the General Assembly last month. We have asked that any decisions be based on a more thorough study of the actual capabilities of Umoja, while also requesting measures to safeguard staff jobs. Many Member States have indicated sympathy with this position.


Entry in force of retirement at 65 | Entrée en vigueur du départ à la retraite à 65 ans

You will recall that one year ago, following our assiduous efforts, the General Assembly agreed that staff currently required to retire at 60 or 62 would be able to choose to retire at 65 while conserving their acquired rights. It further decided that the entry in force of this arrangement should be latest 1 January 2018.


International Photo Club Annual Contest | Concours annuel du Club Photo International

The International Photo Club is glad to present its annual contest: "The objectives of sustainable development" .

We would like you to share with us your interpretation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to transform our world. 

To find the rules of the contest, please click here.


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