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Any United Nations Skydivers?

 


tyro  (B License)

Sep 12, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Anybody out there also at the UN and jump?


Hermes70

Sep 14, 2012, 6:13 PM
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Do you have to wear a robin's egg blue helmet?


tyro  (B License)

Jan 28, 2013, 1:12 PM
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Really none? Crazy. I would have guessed otherwise. Fair enough I guess.

Class outing? I think so :)


tunde

Jan 28, 2013, 3:26 PM
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America has 300 million population, and 35,000 active skydivers.
So that's one out of every 8.600 people.

How many people are employed at the U.N.?


piisfish

Jan 29, 2013, 12:45 AM
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where in the U.N. are you ?
the only people I know from international organisations in Geneva who jump were more like security guards and such. I used to work inside WHO and TGF, organising travel for all these people.


tyro  (B License)

Jan 31, 2013, 8:39 PM
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I'm in NYC, working in the SG's office. You?


piisfish

Feb 1, 2013, 12:09 AM
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just a travel agent who used to work in some Organisations in Geneva


Skwrl  (C 36419)

Feb 1, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Given that the U.N. has, what, 15,000 employees worldwide, I'm not surprised that you can't find someone else in your office building who jumps regularly.

I work at a company that employs 110,000 people worldwide. As far as I can tell, there's one other licensed skydiver who works for my company, and she's on the other side of the country.


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ruleofpull  (Student)

Feb 1, 2013, 3:47 PM
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In reply to:
Given that the U.N. has, what, 15,000 employees worldwide, I'm not surprised that you can't find someone else in your office building who jumps regularly.

I work at a company that employs 110,000 people worldwide. As far as I can tell, there's one other licensed skydiver who works for my company, and she's on the other side of the country.

Oddly enough, the Secretariat division of the UN employs over 43,000 people world wide. In 2008, there were over 58,000 people directly employed, and that doesn't include associated agencies.


skygranny

Feb 3, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Um, no, but I know of a few European Commission skydivers (me included). Would that count? Smile


tyro  (B License)

Feb 4, 2013, 7:20 AM
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Hi Skygranny,
Totally counts :)

I was looking for other UN (and affiliated) people in NYC and figured because there's over 10k of us on the NYC campus there would be others, but definitely hit me up next time you find yourself in NYC.


Skwrl  (C 36419)

Feb 5, 2013, 8:57 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Given that the U.N. has, what, 15,000 employees worldwide, I'm not surprised that you can't find someone else in your office building who jumps regularly.

I work at a company that employs 110,000 people worldwide. As far as I can tell, there's one other licensed skydiver who works for my company, and she's on the other side of the country.

Oddly enough, the Secretariat division of the UN employs over 43,000 people world wide.

Holy cow! Better tell Human Resources that! Winkhttps://jobs.un.org/...production/home.html

(Or maybe I'm not following something here...)


ruleofpull  (Student)

Feb 5, 2013, 3:02 PM
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Uh... yeah... or learn how to count or something! http://www.un.org/en/mainbodies/secretariat/


Skwrl  (C 36419)

Feb 6, 2013, 7:49 AM
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Uh... yeah... or learn how to count or something! http://www.un.org/en/mainbodies/secretariat/

Weird that their own websites show such drastically different figures.



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