An enabling work environment will result in staff well-being. It encompasses staff security; occupational, environmental, health and safety standards; medical services; and work/life programmes. Security policy involves the physical and psychological safety of staff and takes precedence over organizational expediency. Accordingly, organizations should remind Members States of their obligations to ensure the protection of staff at duty station. (ICSC “A Framework for Human Resources Management”, 2001).
The UN Cares programme aims at increasing the capacity of the UN system to respond to HIV and AIDS at the workplace in order to mitigate the impact of the epidemic on UN personnel, their families and the organization as whole. The scope of the programme is in line with global good practice on HIV in the workplace by ensuring that all UN system personnel and their families benefit from an agreed package of measures, from information to insurance coverage.