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Information for UN personnel worldwide

Are you supposed to travel, or have you just returned from an area with on-going transmission of COVID-19? Do you want to find the latest advice on prevention? This page features important advisories, guidelines, resources, and materials on the COVID-19 outbreak for all UN duty stations, offices, personnel and their families, visitors, and UN healthcare workers. It is updated with the latest available information.

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Information for UN personnel in New York

The United Nations is closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City, as well as the region where staff live – New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This page features important information that is specific to the UN Headquarters and to the locations near the HQ. It is focused on staff and their families, but includes advice for staff of delegations, as well. It will be regularly updated as changes occur in the HQ and in the region.

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Guidance for UN Healthcare Workers

This page provides guidance from the United Nations Medical Directors, preventative information for travelling into outbreak areas, technical guidance from the World Health Organization, as well as guidelines on COVID-19 case reporting and management.




Wellbeing tips for UN Personnel

A new normal requires new habits and some creative thinking about your psychological well-being. Now that many of us are forced to work remotely full-time, need to take care of young and old family members during working hours, are feeling stuck or isolated, are separated from loved ones, and have reduced options for regular physical exercise and social activities, we must think differently and creatively about ways to keep healthy in mind and body. This page provides wellbeing tips for UN Personnel.

Domestic abuse

Any household member may potentially perpetrate or become a victim of domestic abuse regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith or other social group. Therefore, potential victims include an intimate partner, a child or other relative. This page provides advise on how to respond to domestic abuse including information of supporting organizations, legal policies, digital safety tips, safety planning and related FAQs.

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Addressing workplace conflicts

At the UN like in any workplace, conflict is inevitable; it’s how you handle it that matters. Reaching an ombudsman during the pandemic – and beyond – is a safe, confidential first step to address any workplace-related concerns you may have. We will work with you to assess options, empower you to resolve the issue your way, connect you to the office which could assist you, or facilitate that difficult yet much needed conversation to find a solution and rebuild the relationship. Something’s bothering you? Why wait? Contact us today!