Working at the UN: What does it take? Recruitment at the United Nations from female applicants’ perspective.

Report and analysis: Judith Kohlenberger, Phd Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and Benedikt Hämmerle, BSc Institute for Interactive Marketing and Social Media, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Case study: Darline Giraud; Founder of WIO Network

In 2017, the WIO Network – Women for careers in International Organisations conducted a pilot survey among female applicants seeking a position at the United Nations (UN).

The goal of this case study was to assess, collect and document practical examples of what works and does not work within the current United Nations employment system when it comes to women applicants. The aim of this study is to contribute to enhancing the participation of women in the United Nations and its agencies. In a broader context, this case study is meant to provide evidence and examples for helping to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goal 5: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

The results of the case study will be presented to UN-affiliated organizations and used to enhance the work of the WIO Network.

Case study presentation by Judith Kohlenberger, Phd

For more information about the report, please contact:
Judith Kohlenberger, Phd
Benedikt Hämmerle, BSc
Darline Giraud

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Working at the UN – What does it take? Recruitment at the United Nations from female applicants’ perspective

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 28