End of Year message to our Business Partners

Dear Business Partner,

As the holiday season approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your contributions as a United Nations Business Partner. Throughout 2016, your support has been a critical success factor for the Organisation to meet its goals and I am looking forward to our continued cooperation.

The holiday season is an occastion when many people exchange gifts. I would however like to take this opportunity to remind all registered and potential vendors of the UN Secretariat's expectations of compliance with the highest ethical standards of conduct. The United Nations prohibits its staff from accepting gifts1 from business partners and other entities seeking to do business.

If you have any questions regarding the United Nations’ expected standards of conduct of business partners please contact the Procurement Division: pd@un.org.

Thank you again for your hard work and commitment to our Organisation, and I wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Dovgopoly, Director
Procurement Division

1 e.g. goods, promotional items, hospitality, entertainment, accommodations, invitations and tickets or anything of value