Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

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Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by Yusuf » 12 Sep 2018, 17:53

And will I get an adjustment for inflation etc?

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by NevKen » 12 Sep 2018, 19:52

US $ - as far as I know there is no adjustment in terms of exchange rate as there is a post adjustment already there.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by Anja » 13 Sep 2018, 12:04

I believe local personnel is paid in local currency and that any difference to the dollar is paid by the organization.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by UN linguist » 29 Sep 2018, 13:53

As has already been said, they are paid in US dollars - at least for internationally recruited staff - but you can opt for a percentage of your salary to be paid in the currency of the country in which you are working. You can change the percentage twice a year if you want to. I think that locally recruited staff only have the option of being paid in the currency of the duty station, though.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by starryhindsight » 30 Oct 2018, 17:52

I only have a EUR bank account and they were pretty relaxed in sending me salaries in EUR.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by NevKen » 30 Oct 2018, 18:29

starryhindsight wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 17:52
I only have a EUR bank account and they were pretty relaxed in sending me salaries in EUR.
Actually they always pay in $, it's your bank that serves you in €.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by starryhindsight » 30 Oct 2018, 21:31

NevKen wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 18:29
starryhindsight wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 17:52
I only have a EUR bank account and they were pretty relaxed in sending me salaries in EUR.
Actually they always pay in $, it's your bank that serves you in €.
They sent it to me from an EUR account themselves, so I assumed they do their conversions internally.

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Re: Which currency are UN salaries paid in?

Post by NevKen » 30 Oct 2018, 21:46

starryhindsight wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 21:31
NevKen wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 18:29
starryhindsight wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 17:52
I only have a EUR bank account and they were pretty relaxed in sending me salaries in EUR.
Actually they always pay in $, it's your bank that serves you in €.
They sent it to me from an EUR account themselves, so I assumed they do their conversions internally.
That's good, but you must check with your bank what is more profitable (exchange rate at your bank or exchange rate at UN, in case the earlier option is better, then it's not expensive to open a USD account in parallel).

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