1. The UN Secretariat monitors the nationality of incumbents of approximately 3,600 established positions funded from the regular budget (that is, geographical posts) in addition to staff members recruited through the young professional’s programme. Based on this population, the geographical representation of member states is determined as either unrepresented, underrepresented, within range (below midpoint), within range (above midpoint) or overrepresented. The heads of departments and offices have pledged to select applicants from unrepresented or underrepresented member states for at least 50 per cent of geographical post vacancies in the Senior Managers’ Compact with the Secretary-General.
  2. In addition, the heads of entities have pledged to make progress towards achieving greater regional diversification among Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Western Europe and Others.
    For the classification of member states per regional group.
  3. For geographical posts, efforts shall be made to ensure that due consideration is given to applicants from member states which are unrepresented or underrepresented and from member states from regional groups which are not well represented within the department or office.

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