Standoffs between staff unions and management have become a regular occurrence at the Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome. A new 55-month contract cap and performance management system are two contested changes slated for future negotiation, Devex learned in an exclusive interview with Assistant Director-General Denis Aitken.

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  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.