United Nations modernizing its HR program

International body wants to ensure it recruits — and retains — top talent
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/22/2002

The United Nations is working to modernize its human resources management in an effort to address recruiting and retention problems and help the organization fulfill its mandate.

Louise Fréchette, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, said they are working hard to modernize HR, build a results-oriented culture and promote managerial excellence.

Arguing that the UN needs a pay-and-benefits system that supports these objectives, Fréchette told the General Assembly’s administrative and budgetary committee that a competitive package of conditions of service is a prerequisite to success.