Delati zastonj pri Združenih narodih

Pomenljiv tekst o tem, zakaj Združeni narodi (ZN), ki naj bi bili nosilci progresivnih vrednot in idej, ter z njimi povezanega gospodarskega, družbenega, političnega napredka, ne plačujejo svojih pripravnikov, o tem, kako se ti borijo nazaj, in kakšne posledice ima vse skupaj za samo organizacijo in za svet, v katerem deluje.

“The number of interns employed by the United Nations has exploded in recent years. In 1996, the organization employed a total of 131 interns. That number grew to 4,475 during the 2014–15 period. Many, if not all, aspire to a career in international politics. Indeed, the UN’s own websitecalls its internship program the “ideal start” for such a career.

However, most intern positions do not pay, and the international body expects all living costs to be covered “by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions,” according to the UN’s careers webpage. Furthermore, interns are prohibited from applying for UN jobs for six months after their internship ends, to prevent the use of the program as an inside fast track.”

Prispevek je bil objavljen v reviji The Nation.