Dear Business Partner,
The United Nations has met the needs of its operations worldwide through the purchase and delivery of goods and services from 195 countries/territories. As the holiday season approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your contribution as a United Nations Business Partner and supporting the United Nations in meeting its goals; I am looking forward to our continued cooperation.
The holiday season is an occasion 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 of its business partners. The United Nations prohibits its staff from accepting gifts1 from business partners and also those 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your hard work and commitment to the United Nations. I wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
Neris M. Baez Garcia de Mazzora
Director, Procurement Division
Office of Supply Change Management
1 e.g. goods, promotional items, hospitality, entertainment, accommodations, invitations and tickets or anything of value