• About Loraine Rickard-Martin

    Loraine Rickard-Martin, a consultant on international sanctions, is a former senior political affairs officer in the Security Council Affairs Division of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. She was secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s high-level panel on threats, challenges and change in 2003-2004 and 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, go to http://unpension.blogspot.com

    Long Overdue: A New Boss at the UN Pension Fund and a Reformed Board

    by  • November 15, 2017 • Secretary-General, UN pension fund, WORLDVIEWS • 

    An important change was made to the United Nations pension fund last month, when Secretary-General António Guterres announced he was appointing Sudhir Rajkumar of India to succeed Carol Boykin as his representative for investments of the $61.5 billion fund. Guterres needs to make another major change, however, to address serious problems at the joint...

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    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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