Thursday, June 25, 2015

FICSA President reads allegations into the petition which contains none (20.5.15)


Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:08 AM
Subject: Petition to keep our pension in the UN and out of hedge funds - Message from the FICSA President

Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware a petition has been circulated describing wrong doings by the CEO of the UNJSPF. We, at FICSA, have not subscribed to this petition.  In fact, CCISUA has not declared its responsibility for its initiation either.  Some allegations of breaches by the CEO might have grounds, however, any breaches in promotion or in favouritism in recruitment are not uncommon issues in the UN common system and there are channels where they can be addressed.

As far as the allegations regarding the misuse of funds, FICSA has yet to receive evidence of such wrong doing and believe that the internal and external investigation and audit systems are better suited to assess this.

attached self-explanatory letter from the Chairman of ARICSA describes the situation accurately. We therefore advise that the FICSA membership does not sign the petition.  We remain alert to provide you with further details as we receive it.

FICSA continuously advocates for justice and holds honesty with high respect. We also believe that people are honest until proven otherwise.

We will not fail to inform you of further action needed as and when it is appropriate if any.
With the kindest regards,

Diab El-Tabari
FICSA President
FICSA secretariat
Palais des Nations
Office Dep. 201
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Tel.  (41)  (0) 22 917 3150

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