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Promoting and maintaining exemplary service to the United Nations common system


Our functions


  • Methodologies by which the principles for determining conditions of service should be applied
  • Job classification standards
  • Mobility and Hardship allowances
  • Post adjustment classifications
  • Daily Subsistence Allowance rates
  • Danger Pay

Recommends to the General Assembly

  • Broad principles to determine conditions of service
  • Scales of salaries for professional staff
  • Staff assessment
  • Education grant, home leave, repatriation grant, termination indemnities, dependency allowances & language incentive for Professional and above staff

Recommends to the Organizations

  • General Service salary scales at headquarters
  • Human resources policies
  • Gender balance/Work-life issues
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Performance Management
  • Standards of conduct
  • Staff training policy
ICSC Calendar
(1 more upcoming)
Working Group on allowances and benefits relating to service in the field

20 May 2024 to
24 May 2024

Krakow, Poland

Working Group on family/dependency-related elements, including the education grant

27 May 2024 to
31 May 2024

Malaga, Spain

Mid-Year review of hardship duty stations according to conditions of life and work

11 June 2024 to
13 June 2024


Cost-of-Living Survey Schedules
Place-to-place (PDF)
Housing (PDF)

Multiple Locations