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As part of the efforts to improve the organizational culture and the ways of responding to grievances, the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes is increasing the capacity for mediation services. This strengthened capacity will allow staff of the five UN organizations (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOPS, and UN-Women) to raise concerns and issues informally to a confidential, independent body (the Office of the Ombudsman) and have these issues addressed in a faster, less intrusive way than a formal investigation process. As part of this enhanced capacity, the Office of the Ombudsman is currently developing a Global Mediation Panel consisting of external mediators approved by the Office of the Ombudsman who will mediate workplace disputes involving the five UN organizations as they occur.
More information about the Global Mediation Panel can be found here.