||The United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT) is the independent organ competent to hear and pass judgment upon applications alleging non-observance of contracts of employment of staff members of the United Nations Secretariat or of their terms of appointment as well as applications alleging non-observance of the regulations and rules of the UNJSPF, arising out of decisions by the Fund. The Tribunal was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 351 A(IV) of 24 November 1949. It is composed of seven members, no two of whom may be nationals of the same State, who are appointed by the Assembly initially for three years and may be reappointed. The competence of the Tribunal extends to the secretariats of the associated programmes that are financed from voluntary contributions, such as UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR and UNRWA. Under article 13 of the Tribunal's statute, the competence of the Tribunal has also been extended to IMO, ICAO and to the staff of the Registry of the International Court of Justice.
The document contains the statute and the rules in force with effect January 1, 2001.