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To: General Assembly of the United Nations Administrative and Budgetary - Fifth Committee

Pay Interns at the United Nations

Pay Interns at the United Nations

Pay interns working in every department of the United Nations at least the minimum wage for all hours worked.

Why is this important?

Young, amibtious professionals should not have to live in a tent in order to afford an unpaid internship.

By failing to pay its interns, the United Nations are violating Article 23 of its very own Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.”

Connections and experience can't pay the bills. Sign this petition to stop the classist practice of allowing unpaid internships at the United Nations.


Reasons for signing

  • Because only rich kids can do interns and that perpetuates inequality

Updates

2015-08-15 21:58:43 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-08-14 14:41:38 -0400

10 signatures reached