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Registered partnerships

In recent decades, family patterns have changed significantly. National laws have taken these changes into account, recognizing new forms of unions, different to heterosexual marriage. Indeed, recently some countries have given the possibility to same-sex couples to enter into various forms of unions. Staff regulations of international organizations are not directly affected by national laws, but in the context of diversity policies, the lack of recognition of these new forms of unions, may appear to discriminate based on sexual orientation and to limit the freedom of choosing marital status.

The Director General withdraws its proposal to Council

Dear Colleagues,

The Staff Association and the CERN-ESO Pensioners’ Association, want to let you know that they are deeply worried.

Nursery school

The CERN Nursery school was founded in 1961 in Meyrin, before it found a new home on the CERN site in 1965. It expanded from a “garderie” in the morning-only with 30 children, to the Crèche/Kindergarten/School with 147 children and 42 staff we have today.


Looking back

A questionnaire about a nursery for children of CERN parents was distributed in 1959, and the results were published in the Staff Association Journal № 30 (Autumn 1959). Below you can read the article as published.

This week at the Staff Association

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