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Follow-up on the abolishment of the G to P exam
As a follow-up to the below broadcast, please note that the ACABQ (
A/73/497) has put forward the following comment and recommendation:
30. "The Advisory Committee notes the qualifications possessed by staff serving in the General Service and related categories and the need to improve their opportunities for career development. The Committee also emphasizes that, in developing human resources policies, all factors should be taken into account to ensure equal treatment of all candidates."
31. "With respect to the proposals of the Secretary-General contained in paragraphs 150 (a) and (b) of his report (
A/73/372/Add.1), the Advisory Committee is of the view that the
Secretary-General should develop a proposal for a pilot project, with a clearly defined scope and time frame, for the consideration of the General Assembly, in order to achieve equal opportunities for recruitment to entry-level Professional posts, including career opportunities for staff members in the General Service and related categories. Pending approval of such a pilot project, the Committee recommends that all of the existing arrangements relating to the young professionals programme, including the G to P element, approved by the Assembly be maintained at this stage."
The matter is now before the Fifth Committee who will deliberate over this recommendation among other issues within the upcoming weeks. So, as was noted earlier more work is still ahead of us in convincing the Member States that there is a need to allow every staff member to fulfill their individual potential and personal contribution to the overall success of the Organization.
We will keep you posted as we move along together in this journey!