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Nationality of UN Secretariat staff, 2016

Source: United Nations, Secretariat Composition: Staff Demographics (A/7 2/123), 2017,


This map shows the nationalities of the UN Secretariat staff in 2016. There is no list compiled of the staff working on peace missions and in specialized agencies. Although the nationalities of UN personnel partly comply with quotas, with most coming from Central Africa (DRC, Sudan, Kenya), managerial staff are underrepresented; then come the United States, France, etc. The proportion of managerial staff is high among the citizens of small island states in Europe, Northeast Asia and, to a lesser extent, South America.


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