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As our term in office as UNFSU executive comes to an end, it was time today for me personally to recognize and appreciate the contributions of my two Vice Presidents over the last four years. Without Leila Spain and Liliya Galieva there would not have been a “Team Future” because of them we ...were #StrongerTogether as a team and thus serve our staff in the field in the same spirit of collaboration and friendship. I will be forever grateful for their contributions, for putting up with me, and for their dedication and friendship.

It was an honour therefore to be able to give them a special edition of their #UNFSU #longserviceaward and medals, doubling as certificates of appreciation and recognition of their hard work and selfless dedication to our Union and our members.

After 36hours of travel due to flight cancellations, missed connections and rerouted flights we made it to @un_minusma There, we listened, and heard the stress, anxiety and worries of our staff who are all facing a lot of uncertainty due to closure of the mission. We were there to show solidarity, ...give advice and advocate on their behalf with @unitednations @unpeacekeeping and @antonioguterres to take care of all staff who have given many years of service to the #UN and to the Malian people.
We gave #UNFSU Long Service Awards to those that had asked. We held townhall meeting. We celebrated a birthday and had some good pizza. And eventually returning to #brindisi We are continuing to advocate for our staff in the hope that many will find different jobs within the UN 🇺🇳 family.

Industrial agriculture is the demise of humanity.
Watch this film and wake up to the reality that industrial agriculture isn’t sustainable and that we need to stop this practice!
Watch this movie and wake up!
#savetheseed #savetheplanet

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Watch the Film - The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Watch The Seeds of Vandana Shiva or register for a community screening. The Remarkable Life Story of Eco-activist Vandana Shiva.

I look forward to participating in this important event, emphasising the need for #peace and the important role that #peacekeepers have and continue to play. We must not give up on peace. We must #wagepeace, not war!

Come and join Jeremy Gilley, me and many more on the 29th of May! ...#peacekeepersday2023 to help bring #PeaceOneDay #doyourpeace

Peace One Day is pleased to announce Mark Polane will be joining us for Peacekeepers Live on 29 May 2023. Follow our social media for announcements, and visit or @PeaceOneDay on Twitter to watch the live broadcast and register for more info.

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#PeacekeepersLive #29May #PeaceOneDay #PeaceDay #DoYourPeace #GlobalGoals #SDGs #TurnItAround #CyberNonViolence #PeaceBegins #JeremyGilley

I look forward to participating in this important event, emphasizing the need for #peace and the important role that #peacekeepers have and continue to play. We must not give up on peace. We must #wagepeace, not war!

Come and join Jeremy Gilley me and many more on the 29th of May ...#peacekeepersday2023 to help bring #PeaceOneDay #doyourpeace

Happening this week in the United Nations Global Service Centre The Staff Management Committee meeting meets to discuss various important topics for the staff. Which includes all United Nations secretariat staff unions and associations.
Including the United Nations Field Staff Union
Many ...important topics are being discussed, such as, revising the staff selection system. Occupational Health and Safety, including Mental Health. Accountability in the UN and many more.
#staffreprentation #management
#UNFSU #strongertogether

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An impressive opening of the International Conference Against Corruption #iacc2022 in Washington DC. Encouraging words from the likes of Samantha Power of USAID and the President of Moldova Maia Sandu

The people of the world need to unite against #corruption strengthening #whistleblowing ...mechanisms and protection. Supporting #investigativejournalism in various ways to encourage the uncovering of #people in #power who steal from their countries and hide their wealth through international webs of anonymous offshore companies etc.

Corruption is cross-cutting and effects everything in our daily lives. We are #strongertogether against the scourge of corruption globally.

This Friday I participate in a workshop that is part of this conference in my capacity as UNISERV - United Nations International Civil Servants' Federation President, to examine how the United Nations can and must strengthen its internal #whistleblowing mechanisms and protections to ensure that we #walkthetalk within our own backyard.

While the UN Human Rights Council Mr Volker Türk has sent an open letter to Twitter #elonmusk highlighting concerns about the protection of Human Rights on the platform. The UNFSU is exploring alternatives such as #mastodon come and join us there where we don’t “tweet” but we “toot”

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Today we delivered our statement to the United Nations 5th Committee on UN Common System Issues.

What a great start with very relevant training on dealing with #bullying and #harassment in the workplace. Equipping our council members with the tools to address some of the causes of #toxicworkplace behaviors.

Statement delivered at the opening of the UNFSU XXX Council meeting on UN Day, 24 October 2022.

"This UN Day remarks the 77th year of the existence of the United Nations. This year's theme is about hope and global unity. At UNFSU, our motto since we took office in 2019 has been ...“Stronger Together”, a motto compatible with the notion of global unity towards a world of peace and prosperity for all.

We must unite in the fight against toxic work environments to prevent our staff from developing mental health problems, we must demand better access to help for those that are already suffering, and we must do all we can to reduce stigma to reduce the number of people who are suffering in silence because they are afraid to speak up.

We must develop a zero tolerance to toxicity in our work environments so that we can all become, Stronger Together."
#unfsu #strongertogether #mentalhealth #toxicworkplace

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Opening Statement at UNFSU Council XXX on UN Day, 24 October 2022 - UNFSU

Opening Statement for the XXX UNFSU Council meeting on UN Day Dear colleagues and friends, We are very pleased to be able to welcome you all here...

A notice to our employer, the United Nations and for the staff we represent in United Nations Peacekeeping it’s time to demand answers to these questions:

- Do we treat employee mental health and well-being as a strategic priority?
- Do we effectively address toxic behaviors?
- ...Do we create inclusive work environments?-
- Do we promote sustainable work?
- Are we holding leaders accountable?
- Are we effectively tackling stigma?
- Do our resources meet employee needs?

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #change

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Present company included: Prioritizing mental health and well-being for all

A McKinsey Health Institute survey across 15 countries highlights how employers can make mental health a reality, especially for young workers.

First day of United Nations High Level Commitee on #management meeting today in UNESCO iconic meeting room. Very interesting and important discussions on Mutual Recognition Agreements between #UN organizations in order to improve efficiencies, economies of scale, and harmonization across the UN ...System. Great presentations from LinkedIn about leveraging data for #talentmanagement as well as Mastercard talking about #datagovernance and management.

Today the International Labour Organization and World Health Organization are calling for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work. The United Nations Field Staff Union, and UNISERV - United Nations International Civil Servants' Federation call on the United Nations Senior ...leadership to take serious these guidelines and make it a priority to develop concrete action plans to prevent mental health problems that are generated through the work environments our staff work in.

“It’s time to focus on the detrimental effect work can have on our mental health,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “The well-being of the individual is reason enough to act, but poor mental health can also have a debilitating impact on a person’s performance and productivity. These new guidelines can help prevent negative work situations and cultures and offer much-needed mental health protection and support for working people.”

“As people spend a large proportion of their lives in work – a safe and healthy working environment is critical. We need to invest to build a culture of prevention around mental health at work, reshape the work environment to stop stigma and social exclusion, and ensure employees with mental health conditions feel protected and supported,” said, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.
#leadership #health #people #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #culture

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WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief.

It is time for action in the United Nations, we cannot and will not accept the continuous victimization of whistleblowers. Those that have the courage to stick their neck out and report corruption, fraud, wrongdoing etc. should be celebrated not ostracized.

The United Nations Field Staff ...Union stands ready to work towards significant and meaningful reform of the Internal Justice System of the UN and in particular strengthening the whistleblower protection and investigative mechanisms.

It is one thing however to have a "perfect" policy, it is another to actually implement and live by those policies.

Staff need to be able to believe and trust the integrity of the system and its leaders.

As it stands they do not.
#endimpunity #whistleblowers

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Latest UN whistleblower exposé shows need for urgent reforms - Press

Civil society organisations call for an independent inquiry into whistleblower retaliation complaints.

The UN needs to set an example to the world. We must demand real #Whistleblower protection throughout the UN system. Oversight bodies need to be truly independent and UN System wide. Secure anonymous reporting and follow up communication platform is needed. #endimpunity

"Whether's corruption, fraud, sexual harassment, [UN staff] feel they can't progress even to making a report, that the complaints are initially dismissed far too early. They're not given alternative procedures and appeals access," she said.

"The UN has certainly addressed some of the big failures it had before, but it hasn't gone far enough. I have seen things that are very troubling - that can and should be addressed as a matter of urgency, not just in words, but in deeds."

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UN sexual abuse claims 'must be investigated'

Some staff who tried to expose alleged abuse and wrongdoing say they were penalised or even sacked.

We wish all our Muslim colleagues and friends a peaceful Eid El Fitr @leilaman_spain @liliya_galieva_ @mightydutchman

The #UNFSU wishes all our colleagues a peaceful #LabourDay2022 as Staff Union we continue to advocate for the wellbeing of our staff.


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International Labour Organization on LinkedIn: #LabourDay #decentwork

On #LabourDay, we recall that labour is not simply a commodity. ILO labour standards are there to ensure that development remains focused on...

The United Nations Staff Management Committee got underway today. With the UN Secretary General addressing the committee and answering some questions from the Staff Unions. We look forward to a productive meeting.

We are pleased that Mr Per Svedling received his UNFSU Long Service award for 30 Years of service on the day of the commencement of his well-deserved retirement from the United Nations. Congratulations! #unfsu #strongertogether

A recently held Global Townhall with all UN Staff globally and the UN Secretary-General. UNFSU asked a number of direct questions related to Mobility for our Field Staff, ensuring adequate health facilities in our field missions and we raised the continuing issues surrounding the banks in Lebanon ...that are holding funds that belong to UN staff. We also proposed a transformation of the UN staffing Structures to eliminate artificial barriers that hamper career advancement.
View the recording of the event below. #unfsu #strongertogether

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Secretary-General Town Hall Meeting on COVID

Antonio Guterres leading a Town Hall meeting on the hand work of staff during the COVID pandemic and on the future of the work environment moving...

Following enquiries from staff regarding a petition which is circulating among UN staff through social media and WhatsApp messages regarding the investments branch of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF), we would like to provide the following clarification:

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UNFSU Petition circulating regarding the investments branch of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund. - UNFSU

Dear Colleagues and Friends,   This broadcast is being transmitted on behalf of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund’s Secretariat participants’...

Celebrating and honouring women and their contributions to society, life, and the world is something we ought to be doing daily.

But, once a year we should emphasize especially that we need women, quite simply there wouldn't be a human race if it weren't for women, they are 50% ...of the equation that makes up our humanity.

Let's salute all the women of the world on this #iwd2022 International women's day.

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UNFSU Executive wishes you all a Happy International Women's day 2022 - UNFSU

Dear Colleagues and friends, The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable...

Wage Peace ☮️ Not War ⚔️ Spread Love ❤️ Not Hate 👿

Do you want to contribute to Ukraine Crisis Response, help refugees and migrants, or support food delivery? You can do that by donating to the United Nations or its agencies that are dedicated to these causes. Find out how ...and where you can contribute by following the links below.

How to foster equity in the UN V2.0 - A concrete proposal to achieve equal opportunities for all UN Staff Members.
#UN #Reform #UNFSU #strongertogether

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How to foster equity in the UN V2.0

A concrete proposal to achieve equal opportunities for all staff members

We are pleased to see that our colleagues from "United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability Against Da’esh/ISIL Crimes UNITAD Iraq received their United Nations Field Staff Union Long Service Award and medal from our #UNFSU Committee Chairperson of United Nations Assistance ...Mission for Iraq-UNAMI بعثة الأمم المتحدة العراق(UNAMI). Congratulations to all staff and thank you for your support of the UNFSU. #strongertogether #longserviceaward #thankyou

We were honoured and very happy to be able to present the United Nations Field Staff Union Long Service Award Medal and Certificate to Mr Michel Bergeron for his 25 Years of dedicated service to the United Nations today in the #UNFSU Secretariat in #Brindisi Congratulations, and thank you for your to the UNFSU! 🥇🎉👍

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