Photos from the Children's party 2017 | Photos de la fête des enfants 2017

Last Wednesday 31 May was one to remember for those who accompanied their kids in this year's Children's Party.

You can see the photos taken on the day by following this link.

A big thank you to all children, hosts/hostesses and everyone who contributed, directly or indirectly, to the party's success.

We hope to see you next year with the new edition of the Children's party.


Children's Party "Pirates for Peace" | Fête des enfants "Des corsaires pour la Paix"

The 2017 Children's Spring party is fast approaching. It will take place on Wednesday 31 May 2017 and all registrations received so far have been taken into account.

We would also like to kindly remind those who may not have had the time yet to send in their children's registration, that you may do so until Thursday 25 May.

The theme this year is "Pirates for Peace". A show, exciting games, a snack, a disco and other surprises will be awaiting your children.

For detailed information and registration, please click here. We especially welcome new registrations as host/hostess.

We look forward to seeing you at the party!


Extraordinary meeting of all Geneva staff on Wednesday regarding the 7.7 % pay cut | Réunion extraordinaire des fonctionnaires à Genève au sujet des coupes salariales de 7.7%

We would like to update you on the campaign against pay cut, which will reduce your take-home salary by one month.

The Council has sent  this letter to Secretary-General António Guterres today asking him to delay the implementation of the cut until the ICSC holds its 85th session this July in Vienna.  At that session, organizations will provide their inputs for the issue to be reconsidered. 

There are also a number of doubts raised by us regarding the transparency and credibility of the ICSC’s data. The heads of Geneva-based agencies have also decided to send two statisticians to New York to review and analyze the ICSC data.

We have sought clarifications from UNSMIS with regards to projections on probable increases in medical insurance premiums. This will impact all categories of staff, from GS to P to D. 


Concert celebrating 70 Years of the "UN Singers" | Concert à l'occasion des 70 ans des "UN Singers"

Sharing the message of peace through music has been the mission of UN Singers of New York City for 70 years.

Performing at the Palais des Nations for the first time, the UN Singers from New York will join the UN Singers in Geneva to celebrate 15 years of Switzerland's membership in the UN and their 70 years of existence.

We invite you to come and listen to their interpretation of the most beautiful choral songs with two talented artists: the Syrian composer Zaher Assaf and French-Canadian soprano Isabelle Nicolas.

The concert will take place at the Mezzanine of the 2nd floor in the E building (above the Serpent Bar) on 22 May 2017 at 6.00 p.m.

Come many enjoy these musical moments.


Next steps on the pay cut | Prochaines actions contre les coupes salariales

Yesterday you received a broadcast from the Department of Management about the decrease in net remuneration of 7.7% of staff in the Professional category and above. This will have a highly detrimental effect on current staff.

It is unfortunate that the broadcast is not consistent with the letter sent by the ICSC on 9 May to the heads of agencies and in which it indicated its readiness to review the situation at its 85th session to be held in Vienna this July. We also understand that  divisions have begun to emerge between the ICSC commissioners themselves.

We contacted New York for clarification and it appears that UNOG Administration was not consulted on the content of this message. We sent this first memorandum to the Director General asking him to continue his support for our fight against cuts, and following a coordination meeting between staff unions of Geneva-based organisations, a second memorandum was sent urging him not to implement the decision.


Second edition of "Courir sans Borne" | Deuxième édition de « Courir sans Borne »

Following the success of last year's first edition, the UN Staff Sport Commission at Geneva would like to invite you to participate in the second edition of "Courir sans Borne" which will take place on 21 May 2017. There will be three races to choose from:

1.  10 km race between Ornex (France) and Collex-Bossy (Switzerland)

2.  10 km Nordic Walk

3.   5 km Family Walk

Registration must be done online (in French) 

Please find herewith information on the association "Courir sans Borne" (in French)


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