Mandatory age of separation is now 65 for all staff

Effective 1 January 2018, the Mandatory Age of Separation is now 65 years of age for all staff members.

This is the outcome of a long and ultimately successful campaign by staff unions that received your strong support. It reflects demographic change, takes on board realities in the outside world and benefits the pension fund.

As staff unions requested and the General Assembly accepted, for those who joined before 1990 or 2014 and therefore having a normal retirement age of 60 or 62, you will retain the right to a retirement benefit upon reaching 60 or 62 and an early retirement benefit upon reaching 55.

Please visit the  FAQs on the Mandatory Age of Separation for more details on its implementation.



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Update on Pension Fund

Audits find procurement irregularities and poor project management at UN Pension Fund.


Staff Unions met with Member States to defend your interests

Over the past weeks, representatives of UN Staff Unions have been engaging with participants of the General Assembly in New York on the pay cut, management reforms, hot-desking and other issues.

Pay cuts and Pension Fund: Statement at the General Assembly's Administrative and Budget Committee (Fifth Committee) on the pay cuts in Geneva and soon to follow elsewhere, and concerns with the management of the Pension Fund made worse by recent audits. The statement is here.

Management reforms: The position position document covering administrative offshoring, flexible workspace, performance management and gender parity.




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Staff Unions meet with Secretary-General

In early November, fifteen staff unions from across the system came to New York to meet the UN's leadership, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, and raise staff concerns: CCISUA mid-term meeting digest

Discussions with management resulted in a number of key takeaways for staff on conditions of service, on safety and security and on reform of the development pillar.

Discussion also focused on harassment, including sexual harassment, the UN labour tribunal system, ongoing difficulties at the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, and proposals to prevent job losses with administrative reform.

For more information, please see the article on iseek.


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Report on the Global Staff Satisfaction Survey (February 2017).

Petition against pay cuts and for greater say by staff in their pay

CCISUA General Assembly takes place in Addis Ababa: decisions and the work ahead

Positive developments for staff at the GA

António Gutteres's first meeting as Secretary-General was with Staff Unions!

Say NO and OPT OUT of the new internal tax on justice




ACPAQ 40th Session, New York, 26 February - 5 March 2018

86th session of the ICSC, UNHQ, New York, 19 - 29 March 2018

35th Session of the High Level Committee on Mangement, 12-13 April 2018

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