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You are not alone: OSLA will assist you

OSLA provides confidential legal advice, assistance and representation to staff members of the Secretariat, agencies, funds and programs in relation to their contracts of employment, at no fee to the staff member. OSLA’s work is enormously varied, often it involves...

Running Switzerland during Covid

Just finished her second non-consecutive term as President of the Swiss Confederation. We spoke to Simonetta Sommaruga Born in Zug. Professional piano performer. Developed her career in the public sector covering economic affairs, environment, urban planning, health,...

From Jamaica to the world

Last autumn Pamela Coke-Hamilton took over as ITC’s Executive Director. She sat down with UN Today to talk about growing up in Jamaica, her different jobs, how Geneva has and hasn’t changed, and her still-far-off retirement plans Growing up in the small town of...

Une femme qui fait la différence

Sacrée « Woman who makes a difference » par l’International Women Forum, un puissant réseau international féminin Frédérique Bedos ne fait rien de convenu. Fondatrice du « Projet Imagine », elle ambitionne d’activer en chacun le pouvoir de rendre le monde meilleur....

SHP: A real estate gamble that went wrong

The new H building, with its clean lines and purportedly collaborative open space, was meant to be the crowning glory of the almost-$1 billion Strategic Heritage Plan. Instead, it is struggling to attract users amidst lower rents outside, fears of spreading Covid-19...

Would open-space and COVID-19 agree to live together in 2021?

As part of the renovation of the Palais des Nations, staff at UNOG are due to move to the new H building which features open space and hot-desking, during the first quarter of 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic is giving rise to many concerns and fears among staff at a time...

Would you want to work in the UN of the future?

Last month, a report from a management task force on the future of work at the UN caused considerable consternation among staff with a proposal for new, agile staff contracts. We asked two of those responsible for the report for their views on the future of work both...