The Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations (FICSA) is pleased to announce that the next training course on the appeal process in international organizations will be hosted by the IFAD Staff Association in <st1:city><st1:place>Rome</st1:place></st1:city> on <st1:date day="30" year="2010" month="9">Thursday, 30 September 2010</st1:date>. The training will be presented in English by the Federation's Legal Advisor, Mr. Laurence Fauth, with the kind support of <st1:stockticker>CAP</st1:stockticker> Insurance. 

The workshop is aimed at enhancing staff representatives’ knowledge, expertise and confidence in using the appeal process within the UN common system, including identifying and understanding relevant substantive and procedural rights, writing effective appeals and understanding possible remedies. In interactive exercises, participants will tackle some common issues that have been decided by administrative tribunals.

The workshop is free-of-charge for staff representatives of FICSA member organizations. 

A fee of $US 350 per person will be charged to all participants from a non-FICSA organization.

A reduced fee of $US 300 per person is charged when two or more participants are enrolled from the same organization and duty station.

The Workshop programme, along with information on hotel accommodation, will be sent directly to the participants upon confirmation of their participation.

To sign up please use the application form provided below. Nominations should be signed by the President of the local staff association/union and sent to the FICSA General Secretary by no later than <st1:date day="10" year="2010" month="9">10 September 2010</st1:date>.  Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. The number of participants is limited to 30.  Therefore, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.

<st1:stockticker>ALL</st1:stockticker> TRAVEL-RELATED EXPENSES <st1:stockticker>AND</st1:stockticker> DSA MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL STAFF ASSOCIATION/UNION OR ADMINISTRATION.  FICSA cannot provide any financial assistance in this respect.

Your kind assistance is circulating this information to colleagues in other local agencies would be deeply appreciated.

We look forward to receiving your early reply.


Application form: Application_form_Legal_Sept2010.doc

The Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations