Ethical Standards

"I will seek to set the highest ethical standard. The good name of the United Nations is one of its most valuable assets – but also one of its most vulnerable. The Charter calls on staff to uphold the highest levels of efficiency, competence and integrity, and I will seek to ensure to build a solid reputation for living up to that standard."

Address to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office (14 Dec. 2006)

"We must hold all UN employees to the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour.  On this, I have sought to set an early example, by submitting financial disclosure statement to the UN Ethics Office, for standard external review by Pricewaterhouse Coopers…  But all the financial disclosures in the world will mean very little if we do not bolster our ethical standards – and our implementation of them – both at Headquarters and in the field."

Address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. (16 Jan. 2007)

Ban-Ki-moon makes public his financial disclosure statement

  • Secretary-General''s current financial disclosure form pdf
  • Secretary-General submits financial disclosure statement to the Ethics Office on his first day in office (5 January 2007), says he will make it public once the review is complete
  • Secretary-General releases his first financial disclosure statement (2007)
  • Secretary-General''s bulletin on financial disclosure pdf

The Financial Disclosure Programme is administered by the UN Ethics Office. Public disclosure of statements is not a requirement of the Programme and is done so on a voluntary basis.

Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson releases his financial disclosure statement

Other senior UN officials

For more information on Voluntary Public Disclosure of Financial Disclosure and Declaration of Interest Statements by senior UN officials, please click here