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Adoption Leave

1.0 Relevant Regulations and Rules
UN Staff Rules and Regulations

This policy implements UN Staff Rule 5.3
2.0 Policies
Main Policy
Adoption Leave
3.0 Procedures
Main Procedures

Adoption Leave

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Irina Stavenscaia,James Hanneman
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May 30, 2019 - All of the parental policies reflect editorial changes that align with the Gender Parity Strategy, such as gender neutrality.

In addition, the following paragraph was updated:

9. To ensure adequate child care and bonding with a child following adoption, a staff member can apply for flexible working arrangements (e.g. telecommuting, part-time work) or request special leave without pay, which, as a general rule, should be granted.  In case there is a compelling reason that prevents the supervisor from granting the request, a written justification must be endorsed by the Head of the Office and the respective Bureau. 

While the effective date remains the same, the content has been reviewed and edited without substantive changes in 2014 and 2015.

Reviewed and edited (minor edit without substantive changes) in 2014