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The Seventy-third Session of the Commission

Paris, 18 to 29 July 2011

The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) held its 73rd session at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris from 18 to 29 July 2011. ICSC considered a number of important matters affecting all staff categories common system-wide. The Commission, inter alia:

- Focused on harmonization of the conditions of service of staff working in non-family duty stations of the common system, including:
- The designation of non-family duty stations,
- The rest and recuperation framework,
- The unified rates of special operations living allowance;
- Reviewed of the methodology and the level of allowances paid under the mobility and hardship scheme;
- Established the level of Danger Pay;
- Continued its review of performance management framework;
- Considered the results of a survey on diversity in the United Nations common system;
- Reviewed the implementation of ICSC decisions and recommendations by common system organizations;
- Revised the minimum eligibility requirements for the receipt of the education grant;
- Decided to recommend to the General Assembly revised level of base/floor salary and the rates of staff assessment used in conjunction with gross salaries of the Professional and higher categories of staff.

The details of the Commission’s consideration of the various items during 2011 will be issued in the Commission’s annual report which will be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly later this year.

Copyright for all photos of the 73rd session on this website and www.flickr.com: UNESCO/Ania Freindorf

Posted on 1 August 2011