INSIDE VIEW

Beyond the Gender Binary

As the UN system looks to reform and make efforts for a more inclusive and diverse work force, what will this mean for the most unrepresented members of society in particular gender diverse persons? The buzz words these days in the UN HR corridors is the future of...

Coumba Mar Gadio : un parcours exceptionnel, une femme de terrain

Olivier Meyer, Paloma Redondo * Coumba Mar Gadio, Coordonnatrice résidente du système des Nations Unies en Zambie, évoque pour UN Today ses vingt années d’activité à l’ONU et les défis professionnels et personnels qu’implique un tel engagement Curiosité et ouverture...

United Nations’ Invisible Workforce

Unequal gender norms and sexism makes women and interns more vulnerable within our Organisation. According to the 2018 review of UN internship programmes, from 2009 to 2015 female interns made up 56% of all UN Secretariat interns, with male counterparts accounting for...

Non à l’inégalité salariale !

Face à l'injustice en matière salariale les fonctionnaires de l’ONUG ne baissent toujours pas les bras Février 2020 a marqué le deuxième anniversaire de l’introduction des coupes salariales pour les fonctionnaires de la catégorie professionnelle et au-delà basés à...

Interview with Shireen Dodson, UN Ombudsman

The UN Ombudsman reflects on her first year at the United Nations and shares her vision for 2020. We recently sat down with Ms. Dodson, UN Ombudsman, who joined the United Nations in September 2018. You have been appointed as UN Ombudsman a little over a year ago. How...

UN secretariat lagging behind on internship reform

By Fair Internship Initiative Mr. Guterres, why do you think interns should not be paid? It has been known for some time now that the UN Secretariat policy on internships requires reform. In 2018, the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) identified 16 benchmarks that...

UN pension fund: Two steps forward, one step back

The Assembly’s reform efforts of the past several years evoke the plight of that ancient toiler: Sisyphus: two steps forward, one step back. Real progress will require a change in the culture of the Board and fund Secretariat management. The United Nations General...

Interview with UNOG Director-General Ms. Tatiana Valovaya

What drives UNOG’s new DGUN Special speaks to the new UNOG Director-General on the people that inspired her, her role in the transformation of the Soviet Union, and the future of multilateralism in Geneva.I walked into the Director-General’s office. Unlike a previous...

INSIDE VIEW

Non à l’inégalité salariale !

Face à l'injustice en matière salariale les fonctionnaires de l’ONUG ne baissent toujours pas les bras Février 2020 a marqué le deuxième anniversaire de l’introduction des coupes salariales pour les fonctionnaires de la catégorie professionnelle et au-delà basés à...

Interview with Shireen Dodson, UN Ombudsman

The UN Ombudsman reflects on her first year at the United Nations and shares her vision for 2020. We recently sat down with Ms. Dodson, UN Ombudsman, who joined the United Nations in September 2018. You have been appointed as UN Ombudsman a little over a year ago. How...

UN secretariat lagging behind on internship reform

By Fair Internship Initiative Mr. Guterres, why do you think interns should not be paid? It has been known for some time now that the UN Secretariat policy on internships requires reform. In 2018, the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) identified 16 benchmarks that...

UN pension fund: Two steps forward, one step back

The Assembly’s reform efforts of the past several years evoke the plight of that ancient toiler: Sisyphus: two steps forward, one step back. Real progress will require a change in the culture of the Board and fund Secretariat management. The United Nations General...

Interview with UNOG Director-General Ms. Tatiana Valovaya

What drives UNOG’s new DGUN Special speaks to the new UNOG Director-General on the people that inspired her, her role in the transformation of the Soviet Union, and the future of multilateralism in Geneva.I walked into the Director-General’s office. Unlike a previous...