The 40th Council of the UNOG Staff Union (2022-2023) was elected in March 2022 for a period of one year. Its membership is as follows:
Ian Richards (President)
Ursula Hermelink (Vice-President)
Council meetings are be presided over by the President or, in his/her absence, by the Vice-President. Both officeholders are entitled to attend the meetings of the Executive Bureau and support the latter in its mandate to represent the Council.
Bradford Smith (Executive Secretary)
Mohamed Bali (Deputy Executive Secretary)
The Executive Bureau acts as the Council’s executive. It implements the decisions of the Council and represents it before management and other bodies. It meets on a weekly basis. It is headed by the Executive Secretary and the Deputy Executive Secretary. The President and Vice-President are non-voting members of the Bureau.
Other members of the 40th Council:
Jean-Luc La Planeta
Begona Martinez Alfonso
Catherine Louise Peck Arif
Maria Almudena Rueda Melendez
Release for staff representation functions
Staff representation is considered as official business. To this end, members of the Council are entitled to the following release for staff representational functions (as per General Assembly resolution A/C.5/50/64):
- Executive Secretary and Deputy Executive Secretary: up to 100 percent.
- President, Vice-President, Executive Bureau members: up to 32 hours a month.
- Other members of the Council: 10 hours a month.