Loans and secondments are time-limited and are not a substitute for staff recruitment. At the same time, loaned staff must meet UNESCO`s high standards of recruitment in terms of qualifications and experience. UNESCO makes the final decision on the selection of seconded personnel and, in this regard, geographical and gender balance is taken into account. The inter-agency agreement has been replaced by the Interagency Mobility Agreement, which will be available on this page in the near future. UNESCO offers Secondes the opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic international environment. And for UNESCO`s partners, the secondment programme offers the opportunity to present an important expertise for UNESCO`s mandate. The programme paves the way for a strong network that facilitates cooperation between UNESCO and its partners, even when individual detachments are completed. Inter-agency agreement on transfer, secondment or loan of staff among organisations applying the common UN system or remuneration and allocation experts who have been loaned or seconded by their partners to UNESCO: Member States, non-governmental organisations, universities or the private sector are highly valued resources and are used for a fixed period in response to a particular need of the organisation. UNESCO invites its partners to partner with Von Michael Martin (tel: 33 (0)1 45 68 23 05; E-mail: vm.martin (at) if you are interested in providing detached or seconded experts. Detachments and loans are a means of mobilizing UNESCO`s expertise, skills and know-how to strengthen its activities. If you would like a copy or other information about the new agreement, please contact the CEB secretariat in Geneva.