The Staff Welfare Board for UNOV/UNODC is a joint staff-management body of the United Nations units at Vienna established for the purpose of administering monies transferred to the Staff Welfare Fund. This Fund has been established mainly from proceeds of the special mark-up on goods sold in the Commissary with the purpose of providing financial support for activities of potential benefit to the staff as a whole, as well as to individual staff members.
The Staff Welfare Fund provides the monies applied to finance staff loans through two subsidiary funds: the Staff Benevolent Fund and the Staff Assistance Fund. The Staff Benevolent Fund is used to provide staff with interest-free loans or grants in case of urgent financial need or distress and is directly administered by the Staff Welfare Board. The Staff Assistance Fund provides staff with interest-bearing loans and is directly administered by the Staff Assistance Committee.
The Staff Welfare Board does not hold regular meetings, but meets as the need arises.
For further assistance in matters related to the Staff Welfare Board, or to make suggestions regarding projects that would be of benefit to all staff, please contact Executive Secretary of the Staff Welfare Board, Mr. Walter Nadlinger, extension 4572.