Launching the UN-GLOBE mentorship program!
I wanted to announce an exciting new UN-GLOBE initiative to encourage and support the careers of LGBTI individuals in the UN system.
With the launch of a UN-GLOBE mentorship program, we hope to pair off staff, consultants, and interns who are looking for support and guidance on their UN careers together with experienced LGBTI staff members who will act as mentors.
The goal is to help solidify the presence of LGBTI staff at all levels of the UN system. The more we establish ourselves into the institutions of the UN, the more we can ensure change from within.
I strongly encourage all to participate. I particularly encourage young people, and those contemplating career change to participate. We especially need mentors who know the UN, and are willing to give back to those who are at the start of their careers!
Looking forward to solidifying this program as one more way to strengthen the LGBTI network at the UN, and our mutual bonds.
Hyung Hak Nam (Alfonso)
UN-GLOBE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Who is eligible as a mentor?
- Any staff member in the UN, particularly with service in the field.
- Any staff member who is willing to devote some time to one’s mentee to answer questions and to meet one on one, whether in person or over Skype.
- Any staff member who wants to give back.
Who is eligible as a mentee?
- Any intern, consultant, or staff member seeking guidance and advice on their careers in the UN system.
If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill this form and let us know.
If you are interested in being a mentee, please fill this form and let us know.
We cannot guarantee a perfect match but we’ll try our best! Also, please note that mentor and mentee may not be in the same duty station.
Please note also that it would be up to the mentor and the mentee to determine how often, and in what ways they would meet. There will be no minimum hours to be fulfilled, but it is UN-GLOBE’s expectation that those who volunteer to be mentors will make themselves periodically accessible to their mentees. At the same time, mentees should not abuse the time of their mentors. Mentors and mentees will also be expected to exercise good judgment when revealing the content of their conversations to others.
Please circulate this message to all who are currently working for the UN.
This mentorship program is not open to those who are interested in pursuing a career at the UN. You must have a current connection to the UN, either as an intern, as a consultant, or as a staff member in order to participate.