Mark Polane

Review of management and administration in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – Lessons to be learnt for UN Leadership in general.

The attached JIU report is an interesting read. Many lessons can and should be drawn from this in relation to other reform initiatives now and in the future of the UN! “Re-establishing trust and partnership between management and staff is crucial going forward. A staff survey has not been conducted since the secretariat restructuring started …

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UNFSU and NSA of UNAMID handover medical equipment purchased through charitable donations from UNAMID Personnel

UNFSU AND NSA OF UNAMID HANDOVER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PURCHASED THROUGH CHARITABLE DONATIONS FROM UNAMID PERSONNEL Liquidation Blog   Handover ceremony for medical equipment donated by UNFSU and NSA The North Darfur Wali visited the El Fasher Log Base on 18 July 2021 to grace the occasion of the handing over of medical equipment procured and …

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Welcome to UNSU-NY to our Federation, UNISERV

The United Nations Field Staff Union is very pleased that our sister union, United Nations Staff Union, New York (UNSU-NY) has joined our federation, #UNISERV. We look forward to working together closely for the benefit of all our constituencies. #UNFSU #stongertogether uniserv-federation.com/2021/04/22/welcome-to-unsu-ny/

Recommendation for Meeting Guidance from UNGSC – Work Smarter not Harder

Dear Colleagues and Friends, We received the below from our UNGSC FSU Committee, with some great tips on working Smarter, in particular in the era of remote work and constant back-to-back zoom or MsTeams Meetings, the advice provided below including the scientific evidence makes good sense! Promotional posters can be used at your discretion. Greetings …

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1979 Staff Unions’ report to the UN’s 5th Committee on Personnel issues!

Hello all, Attached is another “gem” I found unpacking historical archives of the Field Service Staff Union, later to become the FSU. This is a joint Unions/Associations’ report from 1979 prior to the establishment of SMCC in 1980. It’s a bit lengthy, but reading through this, you can’t help but realize how we appear to …

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Report of Pre-SMCC Staff Management Meeting where the establishment of SMCC was discussed.

I have finally opened up old boxes with FSSU/FSU archives that I had shipped from UNTSO HQ to UNLB at the end of my second term as President of FSSU/FSU in 2003, they had been shipped to Mr. Ronald Hall who was the then FSSU President and the first FSSU President to take office in …

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