Internal sources at office of EOSG inform Reform UN-DESA that all three Assistant Secretary Generals of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, have their contract expired and are currently seating in their positions without a valid contract.
The most flagrant cases are those of Jomo S Kwame (ASG Economic Affairs) and Rachel N. Mayanja (Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women) whose contracts have already expired since 31 December 2010 (6 months ago).
While Thomas Stelzer (ASG for Policy Coordination) had his contract expired since 3 Mar 2011, and as of now he is being paid out of Extra-budgetary resources of UN-DESA as if a consultant.
Sources say that also Sha Zukang (USG Head of UN-DESA) has his contract due to expire at 30 June 2011. While they say that there is a formal request from China to have him extended, this is not the case for Jomo, Rachel and Thomas.
In the case of Thomas, one source also indicated that he has already been told to "look around" for other "available positions".