UN-GLOBE'S RESPONSE LETTER TO THE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGENT
Last week, I shared with you the letter we received from Under-Secretary-General for Management Yukio Takasu [letter from the Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Management, Yukio Takasu] informing us that a Group had been established to address the issues we raised in two letters to the Secretary-General, particularly the situation in Uganda.
Today, I have sent a letter requesting Mr. Takasu that UN-GLOBE be invited to join this Group. Although I’m not optimistic that we will be invited, at the very least, I hope UN-GLOBE can meet with the Group.
In the meantime, I would ask that you share any instances where you faced homophobia or transphobia as a staff member. Although not all individual issues can be raised, it would give us a clearer idea of the realities we face. Any positive outcome, or innovative solution used, would also be welcome.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, very shortly, I will be forwarding to you the latest Guidelines issued by the Pension Fund that will be of particular interest to those of you in same-sex unions. And even if you are not, it would be really worth for you to take a look.
I will send that shortly.
Hyung Hak Nam (Alfonso)