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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...

Speaking up for staff

What does your position involve? In the International Trade Centre (ITC), I head the program on non-tariff measures, providing trade-related technical assistance and capacity building. I joined both the ITC Staff Council as well as the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council...

Model policy on flexible work

The HLCM Task Force on the Future of the UN Workforce was established in 2019 with the goal of anticipating and making proposals for the organization to adapt to challenges stemming from array of external factors, including social and economic issues, emerging...

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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...

Speaking up for staff

What does your position involve? In the International Trade Centre (ITC), I head the program on non-tariff measures, providing trade-related technical assistance and capacity building. I joined both the ITC Staff Council as well as the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council...

Model policy on flexible work

The HLCM Task Force on the Future of the UN Workforce was established in 2019 with the goal of anticipating and making proposals for the organization to adapt to challenges stemming from array of external factors, including social and economic issues, emerging...

FWA at UN Geneva before, during and after COVID-19

A policy for flexible working arrangements (FWA) has existed at the UN Secretariat since 2003. However, while many staff were working remotely, there was no consistent approach to authorising and using different FWA options. There was bias and resistance among some...

Creating the hybrid workplace

How to get the best from the workforce has been a favorite question of management gurus for decades. Open plan? Cubicles? Hot-desking? How about management by walk about? The COVID-19 pandemic brutally interrupted this discussion. Suddenly, across the world, office...

Five things the pandemic has taught us about working at the UN

It is now a full two years since the start of the pandemic. Like other employers the UN had to change its way of working and fast. Twenty-four months later it’s time to draw some conclusions and discuss how we want our new workplace to be. Telecommuting works… under...

UNDIS: a framework for lasting, transformative change?

An inclusive society is one where all people, including persons with disabilities, can live with dignity, participate fully, and realise their potential. Persons with disabilities are first and foremost people, with the same rights and needs as anyone else. However,...

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