UN Joint Inspection Unit Report on the ‘Review of the Internship Programmes in the United Nations System’
The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System has published a report on the ‘Review of the Internship Programmes in the United Nations System’, as part of ongoing reform of human resources management in the United Nations system.
The review covers the period between 2009 and 2017, during which the size of internship programmes in the United Nations system grew significantly. The report makes 7 recommendations, recommendation 4 in particular is directed to the UN General Assembly that
“the General Assembly should request the United Nations Secretariat to update the human resource framework to include a category for interns, who should not be classified under “type I: gratis personnel”, thus facilitating the consideration of the introduction of compensation schemes, and to report to General Assembly at its next session under the agenda item on human resources.”
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