Holidays and leave
Annual leave : is granted to staff at the rate of 2 ½ working days per month.
Maternity Leave : consists of 16 weeks of paid leave. To start from 6 weeks before the probable date of confinement and until 10 weeks after.
Paternity Leave : 4 weeks of paid leave; increased to 8 weeks in non-family duty stations.
At Headquarters, French public holidays are non-working days. The following holidays are observed:
- New Year's Day: 1 January,
- Easter Monday,
- Labour Day: 1 May,
- Victory Day: 8 May,
- Whit Monday,
- French National Day: 14 July,
- Assumption: 15 August,
- All Saints’ Day: 1 November,
- Armistice: 11 November,
- Christmas Day: 25 December.
Official holidays in field offices are established in accordance with local UN practice.