When it started in 1983, the Club was made up of about twelve members, mainly men. Today the Club is composed of about fifty sportive members, half of which are confirmed women runners. UN runners members teams regularly participate in competitions defending the UN colours.
The Club statutes state that “the objective of the association is to encourage running and the participation in sporting competitions and other events organized by the Staff Sports Commission of the United Nations.” The Club has always participated in the UN Inter-Agency Games, with the exception of 2013. It also financially helps members to participate in local races such as "Geneva Marathon" or "Course de l'Escalade".
The club proposes activities for beginners through 2 different programmes: 0 to 5 kilometers and 5 to 7.5 kilometers. 4 UN staff members who are regular runners and members of the UNRC deliver these 12-week sessions on a volunteer basis. Regular and "more advanced" runners usually train on their own. However some punctual activities are sometimes organized (e.g. training with a coach or collective sessions which can include speed work, fartlek, preparation to specific objectives).
Changing room are located at the ground floor of E-bulding, in front of the printing desk. More details
What we do?
With the support of the Committee, Mr. Maystre is mainly in charge of representing the UNRC in its interaction with the Coordinating Council, the Commission of Sports or other stakeholders.
Agnès Collardeau Angleys (UNCTAD)
As the secretary of the UNRC, Mrs. Collardeau is mainly in charge of maintaining the list of UNRC runners, in collaboration with the treasurer. She will send remainder(s) regarding the payment of the annual fee due to the UNRC. She will also be in charge of communicating information and decisions taken by the Committee to members (by e-mails, notice board, online in collaboration with the webmaster). She will finally ensure that all important information is transmitted to the webmaster of the UNRC.
Alexandra Laurent (UNCTAD)
Mrs Laurent will be in charge of maintaining the accounts of the UNRC on a regular basis (payment of annual fees, expenses, etc.). She will update the list of UNRC members in accordance with the payment of annual fees and inform the President and the Secretary about changes. Furthermore, she will be in charge of the payment of bills incurred by the Club. In addition, she will make sure that bulletins de versement are made available in the 2 "official" changing rooms (male/female) in the E-building, so that annual fees can be easily paid by members.
RICHARD CHALVERAT will be in charge of the website (webmaster) and all related-IT-issues. He will be in charge of creating an electronic platform for the UNRC, which will serve as a media for members to find information and exchange among others.
WALID DAHER and JUDITH LECLERCQ will be in charge of the management of all issues occurring in the changing rooms and to take necessary actions to fix them.
We are pleased to share with you the announcement below from the United Nations Staff Sports Commission in Geneva (CSPNU).
As is traditional, the Staff Council will subsidize the participation of its dues-paying members.
All staff attending are granted three days of special leave with full pay.
Good luck to all and bring us back some medals !
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President - Maystre Nicolas firstname.lastname@example.org 71848
Secretary - Collardeau-Angleys Agnes Agnes.Collardeau-Angleys@unctad.org 75560
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