THANKS TO OUR UN STAFF UNIONS AND UN PARTICIPANT REPRESENTATIVES AND WARMEST WISHES TO ALL FOR PEACE, JOY, AND HEALTH IN THE NEW YEAR
As we welcome the draft General Assembly resolution on our Pension Fund (see earlier post), let us recognize and thank our UN staff unions and our UN participant representatives to the Pension Board for their committed action in helping to bring about this most welcome outcome.
Their work to safeguard our Fund in the face of determined opposition and serial challenges has been tireless, and strategic. Attempts by some at obfuscation and intimidation continue as we speak. Someone wise once said 'It isn't over 'til it's over." But let the record show that might doesn’t make right. Truth will prevail -- and there's hope.
It’s a moment to pause to celebrate what's been accomplished so far, and to offer our collective gratitude to our courageous colleagues, who never wavered in their resolve. Thank you, UN staff unions --CCISUA, FICSA and UNISERV.
Thanks, too, to Secretary-General Guterres, the members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, the Office of Internal Oversight Services, and the UN Board of Auditors, for their actions. Thanks as well to the hardworking staff of the Fund.
And special thanks to our UN participant representatives (pictured here, left to right: Ndeye Aissatou Ndiaye; Bernadette Nyiratunga; Ian Richards; Michelle Rockcliffe; Mary Abu Rakabeh; Ibrahima Faye). Warmest wishes to you, and to all colleagues around the world, for peace, joy and health in the New Year.
Special wishes as well for the continued health of our Fund!