The goal of the Code is to help prevent incidents, as well as to support anyone who feels they have been subject to or witness of harassment, including sexual harassment, at UN events. The Code provides a practical means to encourage system-wide organizational culture change.

Jan Beagle, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance


Model Code of Conduct

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The organizations of the United Nations system are committed to enabling events at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment.

UN system events are guided by the highest ethical and professional standards, and all participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all participants attending or involved with any UN system event.

Materials for UN System events

Following materials are available for UN System entities and organizers of events on UN System premises to adapt and distribute at events: