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Parental leave in the UN: Where do we stand?

“Inclusive parental leave is not only a women’s issue. Standardized parental leave, as indicated in the SG’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, is a key component of creating a more enabling environment." (1) Secretary-General António Guterres launched the...

Fifteen recommendations to bring about equal parenting at the UN

For the UN to be and to remain a credible advocate for gender equality, as well as an inclusive and attractive employer, parental leave policies need to be standardized across the system. This would include an increase to a minimum of 24 weeks parental leave for all...

Parents share their stories

If you joined the UN when you were young, or when you did not yet have a family, you probably didn’t give the UN’s parental leave policies a second thought. Starting a family while working for one of the most respected and prestigious global employers, and knowing...

Adapting learning for the future

Have you been inspired by the UN Mentorship Programme, engaged with colleagues in United to Respect Dialogues, developed leadership skills via The Blue Line, and/or upskilled with LinkedIn Learning? If so, you have benefited from just a few of the learning...

Want to keep learning? UNITAR has what you need

ASG Nikhil Seth, the Executive Director of UNITAR, discusses his views on lifelong learning, on the importance of capacity building for Agenda 2030, and on how this pandemic has affected our ability to learn as professionals. Read his invitation to learn about his...

Continuing education isn’t new but it still matters

Adult education, continuing education, lifelong learning, further education…it seems that we are made to feel thoroughly inadequate today if we do not constantly rejuvenate our brain cells and equip ourselves with the new knowledge needed to survive in the current...

Judgement call

What does your job involve? To put it simply, as a UNDT judge I deal with applications from staff members contesting administrative decisions and/or disciplinary sanctions held against them by the organization, acting in its capacity as an employer. My main role is to...

Promouvoir la santé au travail

En quoi consiste votre métier ? En tant que médecin, j’ai un vrai rôle en santé au travail, ce qui passe notamment par des évaluations et le contrôle des risques sur le poste de travail. J’assure le suivi des congés maladie. En cas d’absence de longue durée, je...

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Parental leave in the UN: Where do we stand?

“Inclusive parental leave is not only a women’s issue. Standardized parental leave, as indicated in the SG’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, is a key component of creating a more enabling environment." (1) Secretary-General António Guterres launched the...

Fifteen recommendations to bring about equal parenting at the UN

For the UN to be and to remain a credible advocate for gender equality, as well as an inclusive and attractive employer, parental leave policies need to be standardized across the system. This would include an increase to a minimum of 24 weeks parental leave for all...

Parents share their stories

If you joined the UN when you were young, or when you did not yet have a family, you probably didn’t give the UN’s parental leave policies a second thought. Starting a family while working for one of the most respected and prestigious global employers, and knowing...

Adapting learning for the future

Have you been inspired by the UN Mentorship Programme, engaged with colleagues in United to Respect Dialogues, developed leadership skills via The Blue Line, and/or upskilled with LinkedIn Learning? If so, you have benefited from just a few of the learning...

Want to keep learning? UNITAR has what you need

ASG Nikhil Seth, the Executive Director of UNITAR, discusses his views on lifelong learning, on the importance of capacity building for Agenda 2030, and on how this pandemic has affected our ability to learn as professionals. Read his invitation to learn about his...

Continuing education isn’t new but it still matters

Adult education, continuing education, lifelong learning, further education…it seems that we are made to feel thoroughly inadequate today if we do not constantly rejuvenate our brain cells and equip ourselves with the new knowledge needed to survive in the current...

Judgement call

What does your job involve? To put it simply, as a UNDT judge I deal with applications from staff members contesting administrative decisions and/or disciplinary sanctions held against them by the organization, acting in its capacity as an employer. My main role is to...

Promouvoir la santé au travail

En quoi consiste votre métier ? En tant que médecin, j’ai un vrai rôle en santé au travail, ce qui passe notamment par des évaluations et le contrôle des risques sur le poste de travail. J’assure le suivi des congés maladie. En cas d’absence de longue durée, je...

Counseling staff

What does your job involve? I am a UNOG Staff counselor, covering regular staff (including interns, consultants, and retirees) and support staff from international organizations based in Geneva such as OHCHR and UNCTAD. Counselors are usually trained in clinical...

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