The United Nations common system is understood as common standards, methods and arrangements being applied to salaries, allowances and benefits for the staff of the United Nations system. The common system is designed to avoid serious discrepancies in terms and conditions of employment, to avoid competition in recruitment of personnel and to facilitate the interchange of personnel among common system organizations.

The conditions of service in the common system is regulated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), while co-ordination amongst common system entities take place through United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-General. 

A list of UN common system members can be found on the ICSC website here.

NoOrganization or AgencyStaff Rules and / or Regulations
1United Nations secretariathttps://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
2International Labor Nations (ILO)www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@dgreports/@dcomm/@webdev/documents/genericdocument/wcms_780492.pdf
3Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)https://www.fao.org/3/X7949e/X7949e.htm
4The United Nations Educational, Scietific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380677
5International Civil Aviation Organzation (ICAO)https://www.icao.int/secretariat/SecretaryGeneral/Ethics/Documents/The%20ICAO%20Service%20Code%20including%20Amendment%2035.pdf
6World Health Organization (WHO)www.who.int/publications/m/item/staff-regulations-and-staff-rules
7World Bank Grouphttps://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/152671420564551470-0220012015/render/StaffManual.pdf
8International Monetary Fund (IMF)https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bl/rr14.htm
9Universal Postal Union (UPU)https://www.upu.int/UPU/media/upu/TPC_CAA/RFPs/2020/Staff-regulations-Chapter-I.pdf
10International Telecommunication Union (ITU)https://www.itu.int/en/testweb/v6master/careers/Documents/SRR-e.pdf
11World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Page 109: https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=10076
12International Maritime Organization (IMO)https://wwwcdn.imo.org/localresources/en/About/Careers/Documents/Staff%20Regulations%20and%20Staff%20Rules.pdf
13World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)https://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/erecruitment/en/pdf/staff_rules_part_a.pdf
14International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)https://www.ifad.org/documents/38711624/40194268/HR+Policy_2019.pdf/be808beb-8581-4baa-ae2a-2e71ca3285ce
15United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)https://www.unido.org/sites/default/files/files/2021-06/Staff_Regulations_Amendment_32.pdf
16UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/epdf/10.18111/9789284419241
17International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/infcircs/2002/infcirc612.pdf
18World Trade Organization (WTO)https://docs.wto.org/gattdocs/q/GG/L7799/7636.PDF
19International Organization for Migration (IOM)https://governingbodies.iom.int/system/files/en/council/108/C-108-INF-2%20-%20Staff%20Regulations%20as%20at%201%20January%202018.pdf
20UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/issmisc2019d2_en.pdf
https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
21UN Development Programme (UNDP)https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
22UN Environment Programme (UNEP)https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/14053/Revised%20RULES%20OF%20PROCEDURE.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
23UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
24UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/international_staff_regulations_effective_1jan2018.pdf
https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
25UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing
26UN Population Fund (UNFPA)https://hr.un.org/handbook/staff-rules
27World Food Programme (WFP)https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000102455/download/
31UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS)https://hr.un.org/sites/hr.un.org/files/1/documents_sources-english/08_secretary-general's_bulletins/2009/sgb__2009-__1__[authority_of_unops_in_matters_relating_to_hr_management].doc

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Read more about the UN Common System on the website of International Civil Service Commission, UN Office of Human Resources 

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