• About Loraine Rickard-Martin

    Loraine Rickard-Martin, a consultant on international sanctions, is a former senior political affairs officer in the Security Council Division of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. She was secretary of the UN High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change in 2003-2004 and was a lecturer on UN sanctions at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from 2010 to 2014. For more information on the UN Pension Blog, go to http://unpension.blogspot.com/

    The UN Pension Fund’s Leaders Must Go

    by  • March 30, 2017 • UN pension fund, WORLDVIEWS • 3 Comments

    The General Assembly resolution passed in December could not have been clearer: the United Nations pension fund has failed to deliver on both the investment side, led by Carol Boykin, and the secretariat side, led by Sergio Arvizú. The resolution came on the heels of critical reports documenting massive foreign-exchange losses, low investment income...

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    UN Secretary-General Guterres: Please Protect Our Pension Fund

    by  • March 2, 2017 • Secretary-General, UN pension fund, WORLDVIEWS • 4 Comments

    United Nations staff members and retirees, concerned for many years about low-investment performance by our $54 billion pension fund and unprecedented delays in benefit payments, welcomed the adoption last December of a General Assembly resolution that allayed worries about attempts to privatize the fund. The resolution reaffirmed that UN financial rules and regulations remain the...

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