The Regional Committee of the ILO Staff Union (hereafter the Regional Committee) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 9 to 13 September 2019, in coordination with the SUC Geneva and the Regional Titular Member, and with the support of the SUC Kathmandu. 17 SU representatives from the country offices participated, i.e. Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Dhaka, Hanoi, Islamabad, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Manila, New Delhi, Phnom Penh, Suva and Yangon, together with the SUC Geneva and the Regional Titular Member. The Meeting, held once every two years, aimed to address the concerns and challenges that the staff members have faced globally, regionally and nationally, and to share practices and experiences. It also intended to develop joint and collective strategies to handle those challenges across the Asia and Pacific region and to train accordingly the ILO staff representatives in order to speak as a ONE ILO staff voice.
This Regional Meeting was also an opportunity to meet our colleagues based in the ILO Office in Kathmandu, the Director of the Office, and the NEPAL FUNSA representatives.
A special thank you is due to all the colleagues in Kathmandu for their hospitality and for organizing the social gathering, allowing us to discover this beautiful country.