UN Personnel

UN staff must be protected, as they undertake life-saving work, Guterres says on International Day

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on all countries to support the international treaty protecting UN staff and associated personnel, to ensure all those who carry out the vital work of the Organization have the safety they need to fulfill their mission. 

On International Day, UN chief urges greater protection for Organization’s staff

Drawing attention to the dangers United Nations personnel face while serving the world’s most vulnerable, Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater protection for the Organization’s staff to allow them to carry out their mission safely.

On International Day, UN chief Guterres calls on all to stand in solidarity with detained staff

On the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the challenges that UN staff face and urged everyone to ensure that they have the safety they need to help those most in need around the globe.

Secretary-General urges countries to step up legal protection for UN staff

The vast majority of United Nations Member States are yet to ratify or accede to a protocol extending legal protection for UN staff beyond those serving in peacekeeping missions to all operations delivering humanitarian, political or development assistance, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

At least 34 UN staff members killed in attacks worldwide in 2008

A radio reporter in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a schoolteacher in Gaza, seven food aid truck drivers in Sudan and Somalia and ten peacekeepers in Darfur are among the 34 United Nations staff members killed by malicious acts in 2008, the world body’s Staff Union said today.