UN Globe Joins as Global Benchmark Partner
November 14, 2016
Workplace Pride welcomes another, truly international, partner to it’s network of LGBT-workplace focused organizations around the world. UN-GLOBE, the LGBT employee network of the United Nations, aims to change the cultures of the organizations of the UN system so that all staff members are treated equally and inclusively regardless of their sexual or gender identities.
“The UN-GLOBE mission,” says Hyung Hak Nam (Alfonso), President of UN-GLOBE,” is to change attitudes.”
The push for change is done through concrete actions, such as calling for increased dialogue on sexual and gender identities in the workplace; seeking the support of UN senior leaders for LGBTI issues and peoples; acting as a resource network for staff and administrations; and targeting human resources policies like the ones on parental leave, which do not recognize the many different ways people start families these days.
” Many of the issues and challenges faced by LGBTI Staff in the UN Common System are the same or similar to those faced by employees of international corporations and multinationals” says Hak Nam. “UN GLOBE welcomes this collaboration with Workplace Pride Foundation as a way to share good practices and knowledge and looks forward to this partnership.”
To see the full overview of Global Benchmark Partners, see page 42 of the 2016 New Horizons, Global Benchmark Edition.