UN Cares 2013 :: Workplace environment

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UN for All

UN Cares recently launched a website for its new initiative, UN for All, to combat stigma and discrimination in the UN workplace. Please visit the website for information on this new initiative and download posters. Visit our Facebook page to hear news from the latest UN for All training workshops. The website is being continuously updated with the latest information and news on this project.

Two training of facilitators workshops were held in September in Bangkok, Thailand and in Kingston, Jamaica. More workshops for UN for All facilitators will be held before the end of the year.

UNCARES-Ethiopia conducts fourth round life skills training

UNCARES-Ethiopia conducted the fourth round life skills training for children of UN Staff. A total of seventy children in the age range of 13 to 18 participated in the training which was held from August 24-28, 2015. On the final date of the training parents were invited for a parenting session to discuss on the topics raised by the kids during their training. During the session, parents were urged to take active role in the life of their children.

 UN Cares Learning Session for UN Staff Dependents

On 8 August 2015, the UN CARES programme organized a learning session for the UN staff dependents 10 – 19 years old. The overall objective of the learning session for the UN staff dependents was to create awareness within this target group regarding to sexual reproductive health and HIV, its risks, vulnerabilities, measures for prevention and existing stigma and discrimination around the disease.

In April 2014 we announced the 2014 edition of the UN Cares Award.This is the second edition of this initiative that seeks to recognize the outstanding work by UN Cares teams all over the world. Nine judges carefully reviewed all entries and selected a winner for each category plus 3 honorable mentions. Click here to see who the winners are and to find a message by the UN Secretary General addressed to the winning teams.


Take a look at some voices from around the world explaining why UN Cares continues to be relevant and necessary in the UN System. This video was presented at the last HR Network meeting in Rome on 16 July 2014. During that meeting the heads of HR of the UN System approved the continuation of UN Cares for the years 2016 and 2017.

To watch the video please click here


This is the follow-up to the 2012 edition of our UN Cares award. As you may remember in 2012 the winners were Mozambique, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Honourees were: Belarus, China, Fiji, Iran and Sudan. You can see more information about the winners in 2012 and the video from the UN Secretary General here

In 2014, we would like to hear from every corner in the world what UN Cares teams have done in the following categories:


UN Cares is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 global monitoring exercise, in which more than 10,000 respondents from 170 countries participated. In short, the UN system as a whole continues to make progress in achieving the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards, with most indicators being maintained or slight increased. That said, progress varies significantly between organizations. Importantly, the report confirms the impact of managerial commitment in achieving other minimum standards.

The Middle East and Northern Africa renew their commitment to UN Cares

Hammamet, Tunis. Twenty-six UN staff members met in Hammamet for the UN Cares regional workshop for the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA). Participants represent 14 United Nations organisations in 11 countries in this region. As UN Cares focal points participants are tasked with being the drivers in the implementation of UN Cares, the UN system-wide workplace programme in their countries.

UN Plus meets with UN Secretary-General

UN Plus - the United Nations advocacy group of employees living with HIV—met with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss issues affecting staff members living with HIV including access to HIV treatment and travel restrictions. They also delivered messages from their key partners, namely people living with HIV and networks of key population such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs and transgender people regarding their criminalization in some countries.


By Xavier Orellana

UN Cares, the UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV held its regional meeting for West and Central Africa on 8 – 13 April 2013, gathering 53 participants from 22 countries.

This meeting consisted of a three-day workshop where countries shared their achievements and challenges in regards to implementing this inter-agency programme. Participants were able to get acquainted with new materials and tools, such as a new e-course that all UN organisations will soon offer for their staff worldwide.


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