UN Cares in Action: Latest News

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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.

Mozambique

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.

In 2012, UN Cares introduced the first round of UN Cares awards, to recognize excellence in the work of UN Cares teams at country level. Today, we are excited to announce the winners and honourees in the following categories.

Mozambique

During the induction training at UNAIDS Office

By Francisco Zita

Induction training for PEP starter kit custodians was organized by UN Cares in coordination and collaboration with WHO on 8 August with the aim to familiarize the custodians with the PEP starter kits, their role and UN Cares.

The course was opened by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Topping, who stressed the importance of PEP starter kit custodians for the UN Cares Minimum Standards as a benefit to staff and their dependents. In her remarks, Ms. Topping mentioned that PEP in Mozambique is a service integrated in the Delivering as One reform, and therefore the Custodians do not only serve their individual agencies, but the entire UN family.

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