We crowdsource World Health Organization's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on World Health Organization's employee reviews and anonymous tips from World Health Organization employees.

World Health Organization Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

World Health Organization offers 24 weeks of paid maternity leave, 52 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 4 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Government: International Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Government: International industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 3 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12 12
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 4
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 12 12
Maternity Leaves Taken at World Health Organization
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    • 24 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
World Health Organization Maternity Leave Comments
  • "The organization asks for feedback on policies affecting women (e.g., maternity leave). There is a lot of travel." - Lady Sugihara
  • "Longer maternity leave (24 weeks) just got instated in October 2016. Since January 2018 the budget to fund mat leave is now no longer on the shoulders of the technical departments, which is fantastic because it means your team can actually afford to fund someone to do your work when you are gone. While you are entitled to leave without pay until the baby is a year old, in reality this is dependent on your supervisor and HR is not going to enforce it. I requested an additional 2 months off unpaid and was denied. " - shufflepuffle
  • "Only for staff, not for consultants. " - shufflepuffle
  • "This is dependent on how supportive your boss is, not everyone gets this when asked. Unpaid leave is possible up to the baby's first birthday. " - shufflepuffle
  • "Just to add a data point that my boss denied me extra unpaid leave when I requested it, and she is also a woman with a small child at home. There's a great option of working 6 hr days, 5 days per week but getting paid for 8 till your child turns 1. (in other words working 75% but paid for 100%)" - shufflepuffle
  • "Only for staff, not for consultants" - shufflepuffle
  • "WHO subscribes to the UN pension scheme - they double your contribution but you don't get access to their part till you've worked there as fixed term staff for at least 5 years. Again only for staff, not for consultants. " - shufflepuffle

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