The Future of the UN System Workforce, or the UN Future of Work, is a Task Force launched by the High Level Committee for Management (HLCM) during its 38th Session, 15-16 October 2019.

You can read more at the CEB (UN Chief Executives Board) website on Future of Work, including important resources such as: 

It has three principle aims: 

  • to review the current contractual modalities of the UN system;
  • to consider new ways of working in order to propose elements to foster an enabling culture and positive employee experience from multiple perspectives, including leadership, people management, flexible work arrangements, transparency and dialogue;
  • and to look into pilot initiatives that leverage the digitized work environment, enabled by technology, in support of the aims of the other two key areas.

The future of work has three workstreams - Remote Working, Agile Contract Modalities and Enabling Technologies. 

Prior to Council, FICSA engaged its membership through Joint Sessions revolving around these three themes, with input from experts and academics. Discussions are ongoing, and FICSA will organize workshops to discuss these themes further. 

Choose a workstream to learn more:

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