Office of Staff Legal Assistance

The Office of Staff Legal Assistance provides assistance to staff members in various stages of appeals and in disciplinary and other claims. This office may provide legal assistance and representation to staff in proceedings within the internal justice system. For more information, visit

Tel: (212) 963-3957 - Email:


United Nations Dispute Tribunal

If a solution is not reached when a grievance is evaluated by management, the Dispute Tribunal will hear and decide the case appealing administrative decisions alleged to be in non-compliance with their terms of appointment or contract of employment. For more information, visit 

Tel: (646) 781-4510 - Email:


United Nations Appeals Tribunal

Both staff members and the Administration have a right to appeal the judgments of the Dispute Tribunal to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.  For more information, visit 

Tel: +1 212-963-2293/9511 - Emial:


Ethics Office

The Ethics Office provides advice and guidance on professional ethics standards and conflicts of interest. The only complaint of misconduct the Ethics Office will receive is a complaint of retaliation stemming from a protected activity (i.e., individuals who have reported misconduct or who have cooperated with duly authorized audits or investigations). For more information, visit Ethics website

Tel: (917) 367-9858 - Email:


Ombudsman and Mediation Services

The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) helps employees of the UN Secretariat, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOPS, UN Women and UNHCR through its respective ombudsmen, to address their workplace concerns and resolve conflicts through informal means, such as: identification and review of options, conflict coaching, shuttle diplomacy, and mediation.

The work of the ombudsmen and mediators is based on the principles of confidentiality, neutrality and impartiality, independence and informality. For more information, visit and contact or

Office of the Focal Points for Women

The Office of the Focal Points for Women provides informal counselling to all staff on gender-related grievances, such as: conditions of service, discrimination, staff selection, harassment, and abuse of power. For more information, visit

Tel: (646) 781-4510 - Email: