September 17, 2015

UN Magazine Introduces New World Health Organization Ombuds

The latest issue of UN Special, the magazine for international civil servants, includes a profile of José Martínez-Aragón, who became the Ombudsman for the World Health Organization, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations International Computing Centre (ICC) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in January 2015. He says, “As a long-term goal, my objective is to develop and strengthen a workplace culture based on trust which upholds fundamental values such as respect, integrity, civility and non-discrimination.”

Graduating in law from the University of Barcelona, Spain, José Martínez-Aragón obtained dual Masters degrees from Yale and Pace universities, having also completed specialized courses at Harvard and Stanford. Accredited as a mediator in three countries (France, UK and USA), José is also an active member of several international associations of ombudsmen and mediators. These include the International Ombudsman Association (IOA), whose members elected him to its directorial board. The IOA has certified him as an “Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner”.
The article also introduces the Ombuds Assistant, Catherine Michel-Baussay, who has been with the office since 2008.  (UN Special Download.)

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Update 9/22/15: Download link updated.

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