THE OFFICE OF STAFF LEGAL ASSISTANCE (OSLA)

The Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OSLA) was established in 2009 to provide legal advice and representation to United Nations staff members (and former staff or affected dependents) who wish to appeal an adverse administrative decision, or who are subject to disciplinary action. OSLA’s role is to provide legal advice and representation to staff in relation to the Organization’s formal internal justice system. OSLA is the only office in the UN system to provide this service. It is independent and is not affiliated with the Staff Unions, Ombudsman or the other UN offices involved in resolving employment disputes. OSLA does not charge a fee for its services.

If you are a United Nations staff member or former staff member, or the representative of a deceased staff member, OSLA may be able to assist you. See the complete list of UN entities whose staff have recourse to OSLA. To request help, contact OSLA.

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Katya Melluish, Chief of the Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OSLA).

"OSLA provided me with the highest level of service at a very low point in my professional life."   Staff Member, New York

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