UN extended remote work until end of July

UN extended remote work until end of July

The staff of the UN Headquarters in New York will continue working remotely by the end of July, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in the letter send to diplomatic missions under the Organization. A copy of the letter is available with TASS.

"I have decided to extend the current telecommuting arrangements at the Headquarters complex through 31 July 2020," UN Secretary-General wrote.

UN has limited personal attendance in the headquarters by the key staff of the Secretariat since mid-March. All meetings of the Security Council, the General Assembly and ECOSOC are held by the videoconference for as much as three months.

953 UN employees were infected with COVID-19 across the globe in total, Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said at the briefing on Friday.