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(i) The leave shall be granted for a total period of up to four weeks or, in the case of internationally-recruited staff members serving at a non-family duty station, up to eight weeks. In exceptional circumstances, leave shall be granted for a total period of up to eight weeks; (ii) The leave may be taken either continuously or in separate periods during the year following the birth of the child, provided it is completed during that year;

(iii) The staff member shall receive paternity leave with full pay for the entire duration of his absence.

(c) Sick leave shall not normally be granted for maternity cases except where complications arise.

(d) Annual leave shall accrue during the period of maternity or paternity leave.

Rule 6.4

Compensation for death, injury or illness attributable to service

Staff members shall be entitled to compensation in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the performance of offcial duties on behalf of the Authority, in accordance with the rules set forth inAppendix D to the Staff Rules of the United Nations, which rules shall be applicable, mutatis mutandis , to the Authority.

Rule 6.5

Compensation for loss or damage to personal effects attributable to service

Staff members shall be entitled, within the limits and under terms and conditions established by the Secretary-General, to reasonable compensation in the event of loss or damage to their personal effects determined to be directly attributable to the performance of offcial duties on behalf of the Authority.

Rule 6.6 Medical insurance

Staff members may be required to participate in a medical insurance scheme under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

CHAPTER VII

TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES

Rule 7.1

Offcial travel of staff members

(a) Subject to the conditions laid down in these Rules, the Authority shall pay the travel expenses of a staff member under the following circumstances:

(i) On initial appointment, provided the staff member is considered to have been internationally recruited under rule 4.7;

Staff Rules, 6.3-7.1

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