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  2. The future of the FS Staff. ICSC - Proposed definition of the Field Service category Staff in the field service category are employed in field duty stations and are subject to rapid deployment to perform technical, logistical, security or administrative support functions, in particular in the context of setting up new or expanding operations, maintenance and liquidation thereof, where impartiality, independence and neutrality is of particular concern. They qualify to serve in the context of: • peacekeeping operations; • special political missions; • peacebuilding operations; • humanitarian operations; • emergency operations. Staff in this category perform functions that may require freedom of movement within and across national borders; handling of sensitive information; where the required skills and expertise are not readily available in the local labour market or local staff are otherwise precluded from performing these functions; and where there are risks to properties, assets or United Nations personnel. Employment in the field service category is on the basis of international recruitment. Employment of nationals of the country shall not be allowed.
  3. The future of the FS Staff. ICSC - Proposed definition of the Field Service category Staff in the field service category are employed in field duty stations and are subject to rapid deployment to perform technical, logistical, security or administrative support functions, in particular in the context of setting up new or expanding operations, maintenance and liquidation thereof, where impartiality, independence and neutrality is of particular concern. They qualify to serve in the context of: • peacekeeping operations; • special political missions; • peacebuilding operations; • humanitarian operations; • emergency operations. Staff in this category perform functions that may require freedom of movement within and across national borders; handling of sensitive information; where the required skills and expertise are not readily available in the local labour market or local staff are otherwise precluded from performing these functions; and where there are risks to properties, assets or United Nations personnel. Employment in the field service category is on the basis of international recruitment. Employment of nationals of the country shall not be allowed.
  4. Torel Palace, Lisbon/Portugal.

    Torel Palace, Lisbon/Portugal. A boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon cannot come better located than our charming and sophisticated Torel Palace: sitting on top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills, the two elegant Portuguese townhouses and their surrounding gardens offer a stunning view over the city – and yet our guests are only a few steps from the centrally-located Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio and the Baixa. Dating back to 1902 and 1904, the two buildings were carefully renovated to keep their traditional character. The décor, a mix of traditional, elegant Portuguese style and selected modern pieces, emphasizes the individual character of the palaces. The 28 exquisite and individually designed rooms feature a royal theme, each being named after a Portuguese King or Queen. Experience exceptional excellence. At Torel Palace, we want our visitors to feel like a Queen or King in our elegant palaces. Passion for our project and our constant striving for outstanding service lie at the core of everything we do. While our extraordinary setting and the beautiful palaces already make for a stunning place to stay, the most important feature of Torel Palace is our staff. Our young and motivated team takes pride in providing our clients with individual and personalized service with careful attention to detail. And where else can you enjoy breakfast all day? J Special offer for United Nations staff members. One of the three owners of Torel Palace has for many years worked in UN peacekeeping missions in Africa and the Middle East – and the current UN SG is from Portugal: Reasons enough to provide a special offer to all UN staff members. Simply go to our website, use the code “UNFSU” on our booking tool, and enjoy a special discount for your unforgettable stay in fantastic Lisbon. BOOK HERE About us. Torel Palace is a story of three people whose paths crossed in Lisbon after all of them decided to change their lives. In 2013, the Portuguese-born Joao Pedro Tavares, who had left a career of over 20 years in banking, decided to start a new project. He rented a beautiful, but abandoned villa on top of the Sant´ana hill in the heart of Lisbon and transformed it into a bed and breakfast. On 23 December 2013, Torel Palace opened its doors, offering a delightful and welcoming place with twelve unique rooms. In early 2014, Barbara Ott from Austria visited Torel Palace as a guest, and was smitten by the charming palace – and by Lisbon. After a few months of reflection, she decided to leave Austria, settle in Portugal – and become a partner in Torel Palace. Together, Joao and Barbara renovated the second building alongside, which in spring 2015 became part of Torel Palace, expanding the boutique hotel to 28 rooms. In autumn of the same year another Austrian, Ingrid Koeck, who had been working for ten years in four UN missions in Burundi, the DR Congo, in Somalia and in Lebanon, was looking to establish a B&B in Portugal. She walked into the bar of Torel Palace, where she met Barbara. It was only a question of time before she became the third partner in what has become a steadily growing hospitality business marked by passion for people, dedication to personal service, and a joy for life. Torel Palace, Rua Camara Pestana 23, 1150-082 Lisbon, PORTUGAL. Tel: +351 218 290 810 Info: info@torelpalace.com Website: www.torelpalace.com Instagram: @TorelPalaceHotel Facebook: www.facebook.com/TorelPalace
  5. Larnaca Taxis

    Larnaca Taxis Larnaca Taxis is dedicated to providing a high-quality service at very competitive rates. Please visit our fares page to see a list of our standard fares. Book online - Pay at Destination. Please contact us to get a quote if you can’t find your fare and we’d be happy to oblige. ALL our fares are fixed so you know what your journey will cost you before you sit in our car. If you want to book please go straight o our bookings page. All quoted fares are for up to four or six passengers and apply 24 hours a day. We do not charge extra for late night/early morning fares! We can also supply vehicles with up to 8 and 16 seats. Please ask for a quote. Please remember that we ‘MEET & GREET’ all our customers in the ARRIVALS HALL – FREE OF CHARGE!! For a premiere and professional service in Cyprus please put your trust in Larnaca Airport Taxis
  6. On 13 April, the election results for the UN Staff Pension Committee were announced. Almost 18 thousand voters took part. Yet one month later, the Pension Fund still hasn’t recognized the results, despite a commitment to do so at the recent meeting of the Staff-Management Committee. Why? It is not clear. However, what is clear is that the elected members are due to attend the meeting of the Pension Board in July (UN SPC members are also members of the Board), and on the agenda will be the issue of the extension of the current CEO, Sergio Arvizu. Over the past three years, several of those elected have questioned the actions of the current CEO, especially during the recent payments crisis. A recently published OIOS report sheds further light. To this end, the newly elected representatives sent this letter to the UN Staff Pension Committee and its Secretary (who just happens to be the fund’s CEO). If the Pension Fund does not recognize the elected representatives of UN staff and thereby prevents them from attending the Board meeting in July, then 75,000 members, representing 70 percent of the Fund, will be disenfranchised. And in these difficult times, that’s your retirement income that will be jeopardized.
  7. SMC Gallery

    Some of the pictures from SMC 2017 are available here
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