Late last year the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) completed its three year review of the total compensation package for staff in the Professional and higher categories and submitted its recommendations thereon to the General Assembly of the United Nations, which then took its related decisions on 23 December 2015.
The main elements of those UN General Assembly decisions were reported to the FICSA membership in document FICSA/CIRC/1217 dated 5 January 2016 (available on the FICSA website) http://www.ficsa.org/along with translation into French.
The General Assembly also decided that the implementation date of the new mandatory age of separation for staff recruited before January 2014 should be raised by the organizations to 65 years at the latest by 1 January 2018, taking into account the acquired rights of staff. This means that for those staff recruited prior to January 2014 they will have the option (it will not be mandatory) of working until the age of 65 once this General Assembly decision is implemented by the organizations.
A brief summary of the changes as approved by the UN General Assembly is attached hereto in the form of a message from the ICSC. Further details can be found in the attached UN General Assembly Resolution A/C.5/70/L.14.