The United Nations system, following the strategic vision of the Secretary General is ramping up its efforts to become a modern employer by achieving gender parity. UN Women hired us to support their internal efforts to make Flexible Working more widespread and boost take-up and support UN staff with work-life balance
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women. In 2017, The Secretary-General launched a System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, it offers a variety of recommendations on how to make gender parity a reality for the UN.
- support the change management effort to boost the take-up of Flexible Working Arrangements within the UN System
- build capacity within the Gender Focal Points to support teams and colleagues with flexible working and work-life balance
- mapping existing flexible working options throughout the UN system, revising staff surveys, interviewing a representative sample of staff
- identifying structural and cultural barriers for take-up of flexible working arrangements
- running a series of webinars for UN staff (Gender Focal Points and other colleagues) on the different dimensions of flexible working, e.g. tackling unconscious bias, team-level implementation, flexible working in hardship duty stations...etc.
Here are a few testimonials we have received from UN staff following our webinars:
Thank you very much for this session. I learned a lot from you today. Thank you to UN Women colleagues too for organizing the webinar!
Thank you so much for this Zoltan and Agnes, this was very informative!
Many thanks for the presentation! The exercises and dilemmas presented are very useful.