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Communication of the Staff Union Committee – October 2021

Download the Staff Union note – 29-09-2021

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Activities Report 2021

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ILO Arts Circle Virtual Exhibition 2021

Introduction to the exhibition The ILO Arts and Decoration Circle has been backed by the ILO Former Officials Section for many years. As well as generating artefacts and items of value, artistic activity also helps foster personal development. Owing to the pandemic, the organization of exhibitions has been curtailed across the world. With the support

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Update on Pension Administration and Achievemens: Meeting with FAFICS – 16 July 2021

Two presentations in English: FAFICS.CEPA.July 2021 FAFICS-50th.OIM Presentation.16 July 2021

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Update of the return to the office (Geneva ILO headquarters) – 6 July 2021

This communication provides an update on the plans for a progressive and safe return to the office of staff at ILO headquarters, which, as previously announced, will start on 2 August 2021. The positive evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, with reduced levels of contamination and broad access to vaccinations, has allowed further

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Reply of the ILO HRD Director (16 June 2021) to the letter of the Bureau of the Former Officials Section

Dear Mr Kientzler, I refer to your letter of 9 June 2021 and would like to start by thanking you for the role that you and the Bureau of the Former Officials Section have played and continue to play in the context of the current pandemic. Your efforts and initiatives to facilitate contacts between the

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Broadcast ILO 1 June 2021

This communication provides an update on plans for the return to office of staff at headquarters. As previously announced, the Office continues to prepare for the return of all Geneva-based staff to office as soon as conditions allow. COVID-19 policy measures, including the widespread access to vaccination, have brought significant improvements to the situation, but

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Tribute to International Civil Servants by the FAFICS

In 2019, the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants (FAFICS), on a proposal from the Association of Former UNESCO Staff Members (AFUS), enthusiastically accepted at the 48th Session of its Council that a Tribute to past and present generations of international civil servants be prepared at the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and

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Covid-19 : Information

Statement of the ILO Workers’ Group on vaccine equity Download the statement Extension of teleworking for staff at HQ until at least 4 May 2021 The Director-General has decided to extend the current mandatory teleworking arrangements for staff at headquarters until at least 4 May 2021. Following the decisions of the Swiss authorities to maintain

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Interview with former Staff union presidents

For the centenary of the ILO, the Staff Union as part of its blog has undertaken to conduct interviews with former Presidents of the Union. President from 2007 to 2012 : Christopher Land-Kazlauskas President from 2006 to 2007 : Maria-Luz Vega President from 2005 to 2006 : Pierre Sayour President from 2002 to 2005 :

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Covid-19 – Update from the Staff Union – 8 July 2020

At headquarters, this week of July sees the start of phase 3 of the return to office and the building is finally coming back to life. After some discordance last week, the modalities of this phase 3 have been the subject of certain clarifications by the administration, at the request of the Staff Union. According

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Communication from the Bureau of the ILO former officials of June 15, 2020

Dear fellow members of the Section of Former ILO Officials, Several months of the coronavirus pandemic have greatly changed the lifestyle of the majority of us. If the virus is in decline in many countries it is unfortunately not yet the case everywhere and the risk of a resurgence of the disease exists despite the

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Coronavirus crisis : Message from the Executive Secretary

Dear retired colleagues. Above all, I wish you good health in this difficult time that we are all going through. As you may know, ILO staff in Geneva are now teleworking from home. Although access to the ILO building in Geneva is no longer possible for us retirees, members of the Bureau of the Section

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ILO Centenary Cup

On the initiative of the Association of Former International Civil Servants for Development (Greycells) and in cooperation with the Help Us to Help foundation and their respective presidents Alejandro Bonilla and Fabio Ramirez, a golf competition was organized on 15 September 2019 at the Evian Resort Golf Club to celebrate the ILO Centenary for the

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General Assembly of the ILO Staff Union Second session, 17 October 2019

The GA agenda included the 2019 Annual Report of the Union Committee. This note does not report on this meeting but highlights some points of particular interest to our retired colleagues. Catherine Comte, President of the Union mentioned at the beginning of the meeting three current issues. United Nations reform: The ILO Governing Body reaffirmed

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Access to ILO building: retired former officials and their families

RETIRED FORMER OFFICIALS Retirees may access the ILO building on presentation of their Staff Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) insurance card together with a photo identity document such as a carte de legitimation, driving licence, passport etc. Retirees who wish to access the ILO building regularly but do not have an ILO badge may apply for

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After-service health insurance: Update

329th session of the Ilo governing body, March 2017 To read the document, download the PDF

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