Policies and Protocols
- ST/SGB/2019/8 Addressing discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, and abuse of authority (10 September 2019)
- ST/SGB/2017/2/Rev.1 Protection against retaliation for reporting misconduct and for cooperating with duly authorized audits or investigations (28 November 2017)
- ST/SGB/2003/13 Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (9 October 2003)
- ST/SGB/2002/13 Status, basic rights and duties of United Nations staff members 1 November 2002
- ST/SGB/2002/9 Regulations Governing the Status, Basic Rights and Duties of Officials other than Secretariat Officials, and Experts on Mission 18 June 2002
- ST/SGB/1999/13 Observance by United Nations forces of international humanitarian law 6 August 1999
Standards of Conduct
- ST/AI/2017/1 Unsatisfactory conduct, investigations and the disciplinary process 26 October 2017
- Policy documents that incorporate the UN Standards of Conduct (CDU Website)
Screening tools to avoid rehire of individuals whose working relationship with the organization ended because of a determination of sexual misconduct.
UN System - Clear Check
Partners (Including donors, INGOs, Local NGOs and others) - Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
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.
Technical Note on the Implementation of the UN Protocol on the Provision of Assistance to Victims of SEA
To support the roll out of the Protocol, UNICEF led the development of a Technical Note that provides guidance to support victims’ rights to support and assistance, and can be considered in all operational contexts, including in humanitarian, development and UN peace operations.
- Technical Note on the Implementation of the UN Protocol on the Provision of Assistance to Victims of SEA
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.
- United Nations Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners
- UN Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessment
By promoting a common UN and IASC capacity assessment in line with the minimum standards of the United Nations Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Involving Implementing Partners, the UN and its implementing partners will benefit from increased transparency and reduced processes. UN agencies, funds and programmes will have the necessary assurance of partners’ organizational capacities on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse with this assessment.
Legal frameworks for Troop and/or Police Contributing Country
To improve transparency and accountability in the handling of cases of misconduct the Secretary-General has requested that each Troop and Police Contributing Country (T/PCC) provide the legal framework applicable to its contingent and/or officers when deployed to a UN Mission.
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Policies: International and regional organizations
- African union policy on conduct and discipline for peace support operations
- African union policy on prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse for peace support operations
- The NATO Policy on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- OECD DAC Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance: Key Pillars of Prevention and Response (OECD/LEGAL/5020 )