The Staff Association aims to foster a sense of common purpose among members in promoting the aims and objectives of ADB and promote and safeguard the rights, interests and welfare of its members.
All staff members of ADB become members of the Staff Association upon joining ADB.
The ADB Staff Council is the formal representative body of the Staff Association. It is composed of twelve staff members, elected by the Staff Association in accordance with the ADB Staff Association Constitution. The Staff Council has equal representation of the international and local staff categories and has representatives from the field offices. Staff Council members serve for a term of two years, commencing on 1 April of a given year, and are eligible for re-election, but cannot serve for more than two consecutive terms.
The objectives of the Staff Association are achieved by the Staff Council by:
The key activities of the Staff Council include the following:
The Staff Council safeguards the rights and welfare of the members of the Staff Association, and works with ADB Management to review and enhance ADB’s policies on compensation and benefits, talent management, and measures for achieving improved work-life-balance. It also advocates for equal opportunities and promotes institutional policies on diversity and inclusion, while recognizing the significance of having a safe work environment.
Association of Former Employees of the Asian Development Bank