Passing of Commissioner Oti Boateng

We are saddened by the news of the demise of Mr. Emmanuel Oti Boateng, a former member of the International Civil Service Commission who passed away in August 2021. 

Mr Boateng was one of the most competent and dedicated ICSC Commissioners.

He was open to listen to the issues raised by the staff and was also a good supporter of FICSA's activities. Mr. Boateng wore many “hats”; he was a traditional ruler being a member of the royal family of the Juaben and Ashanti tribes of Ghana. He was a Statistician, Professor and Author, to name a few.

FICSA will remember his warm hospitality on the occasion of the Accra training event a few years ago, when he invited all participants to his royal mansion.

May he rest in peace.  

Passing of Mr Subhash Gupta

It is with great sadness that we communicate the passing of Mr. Subhash Gupta, the former Director, Division for Management Services (DMS). He passed away on 15 September morning.

Subhash devoted much of his career to the UN System, having worked at UNFPA as Director, DMS from 2001 until his retirement in August 2016, and then supported the Comprehensive Resources Review from 2017 - 2019. He had also taken up the post of Director of Finance with the Pacific Community in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Prior to joining UNFPA in 2001, Subhash served as the Comptroller of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). His ten years of work within UNRWA included assignments in Amman, Beirut, Damascus, Gaza and Vienna.

He has been a steady and active presence in the FBN and the HLCM for many years. A generous and constructive colleague, with the authority and leadership that came from his deep knowledge of the inside-outs of financial management and of the operational needs and challenges of the UN system.

Subhash is survived by his wife Mamta, their two sons, Nitin and Rohit. He was also a proud grandparent.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and all of our colleagues who knew and worked with Subhash.






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