About the Ethics Office
What We Do and What We Don't Do
What We Do
The responsibilities of the UN Ethics Office include:
- Providing confidential advice and guidance to staff on ethical issues, questions, and dilemmas
- Developing standards, training and education on ethical issues, in coordination with OHRM and other offices
- Conducting outreach to UN staff everywhere to explain the services of our office and to understand staff members'ethical concerns
- Administering the financial disclosure programme
- Ensuring the protection of staff against retaliation for reporting misconduct or cooperation with duly authorized audits or investigations
- Promoting coherence and cooperation among the standing Ethics Offices within the UN Funds and Programmes and throughout the UN System
- Chairing the Ethics Committee
The terms of reference of the Ethics Office may be found in Secretary-General’s bulletin (ST/SGB/2005/22)
What We Don't Do
- We do not receive reports of misconduct. Staff members have a duty to report suspected misconduct to the designated offices (e.g. Head of Department, OIOS, or the focal point on sexual harassment and abuse).
- We do not resolve grievances. Staff members are encouraged to seek the impartial and independent advice of theOmbudsman which may include mediation services or assistance from the Office of Staff Legal Assistance.
- We do not deal with administrative decisions regarding employment. Staff members wishing to contest an administrative decision must file a request with the Management Evaluation Unit in the Office of Under-Secretary-General for Management.
To contact us, please call our Helpline: +1-917-367-9858 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.