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What the Staff Council has been doing for you

Town hall on Equal Pay In early August we organized a town hall on Equal Pay, where we invited an OSLA lawyer to make a brief presentation following the judgement of the UN Dispute Tribunal, to explain on the grounds to appeal the judgement to the UN Appeals Tribunal....

The new frontier of human rights

Empowering the UN Human Rights Office with a digital view In this November edition, the UN Human Rights Office and Microsoft share insights from their 5-year partnership and its concrete outcomes. Promoting and protecting the human rights since 1993 Since its creation...

Pauline Couty: 1938 – 2020

Pauline Couty was an excellent French teacher. She enjoyed teaching students from many countries and was always interested in their lives and cultures. Pauline was an exceptional lady possessing a gentle, warm and caring nature. She was gracious and charming and all...

How life has changed in my 32 years at the Palais

In the first article of this series, UN Today asks Cathy Peck Arif to look back over her 32 years at the Palais (although she’s not near retirement yet) and tell us how things have changed, for the better or for the worse. I joined the UN at the end of 1988. It was a...

Remote interpretation

The COVID-19 changed drastically our way of working, the interpretation profession has not been exempt. We met with Ms. Marie Diur, Head of the Interpretation Section at UNOG to understand from her how the interpreters adapted themselves to this sudden change and...

Dites adieu au système commun

Le 30 juillet 2020, le système commun des Nations Unies est mort… mais il n’est pas enterré. Dans tout ordre sociétal fonctionnel, le système de justice est censé être le garant de la justice et de l’équité. C’est avec cette conviction que les fonctionnaires de...

INSIDE VIEW

Pauline Couty: 1938 – 2020

Pauline Couty was an excellent French teacher. She enjoyed teaching students from many countries and was always interested in their lives and cultures. Pauline was an exceptional lady possessing a gentle, warm and caring nature. She was gracious and charming and all...

How life has changed in my 32 years at the Palais

In the first article of this series, UN Today asks Cathy Peck Arif to look back over her 32 years at the Palais (although she’s not near retirement yet) and tell us how things have changed, for the better or for the worse. I joined the UN at the end of 1988. It was a...

Remote interpretation

The COVID-19 changed drastically our way of working, the interpretation profession has not been exempt. We met with Ms. Marie Diur, Head of the Interpretation Section at UNOG to understand from her how the interpreters adapted themselves to this sudden change and...

Dites adieu au système commun

Le 30 juillet 2020, le système commun des Nations Unies est mort… mais il n’est pas enterré. Dans tout ordre sociétal fonctionnel, le système de justice est censé être le garant de la justice et de l’équité. C’est avec cette conviction que les fonctionnaires de...

Au coin du bureau, l’aventure

Je vais vous raconter comment, dans l’urgence et en un temps record, j’ai pu mettre en place un système informatique qui a permis au Service médical de l’ONU Genève de gérer les collègues confrontés au COVID-19. Début mars 2020, partie de Chine, l'épidémie de COVID-19...

If life gives us lemons, let’s make lemonade !

Yes we all can: ageing with commitment, creativity, and dynamism ! The Association of Former International Civil Servants for Development (Greycells) was created 12 years ago. Greycells has always been inspired by Charles Darwin’s “It is not the strongest of the...

UNOG Staff Coordinating Council News at a glance

Our Town Hall on 7 May   A total of 850 staff members attended our first ever virtual Town Hall.  We raised several issues of importance, namely: UN plans for return to office  We have been in close and continuous consultation with UNOG Administration on the safe...

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