Secretary-General's Bulletins

Standards of Conduct


UN Protocol on the Provision of Assistance to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The Protocol outlines a common set of norms and standards based on existing frameworks to strengthen a coordinated, system-wide approach to the provision of assistance and support, which prioritizes the rights and dignity of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. This approach is aligned with broader United Nations efforts to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse and takes into account established good practices to address gender-based violence.

UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse involving Implementing Partners

The UN Protocol on Allegations of SEA involving Implementing Partners outlines requirements of the United Nations, including its funds and programmes (collectively, the “UN”), when working with implementing partners, to ensure adequate safeguards and appropriate action related to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). The Protocol was developed under the auspices of the UN SEA Working Group, as part of its work to strengthen a UN system-wide approach to prevention and response to SEA, with contributions from members of the IASC AAP/PSEA Task Team.

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