Types of Misconduct

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The Kind of Concerns You Should Raise

The United Nations defines misconduct as "any failure by a staff member to comply with his or her obligations under the Charter of the United Nations, the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules or other administrative issuances, or to observe the standards of conduct expected of an international civil servant."

Possible misconduct can include:

Sexual exploitation and abuse of people of concern;
Fraud (e.g. falsifying a document);
Corruption (e.g. taking money from refugees or others);
Theft and embezzlement (e.g. stealing equipment or money);
Workplace harassment (e.g. treating staff members in an unfair manner);
Sexual harassment (e.g. unwelcome sexual behaviour);
Abuse of authority (e.g. showing favouritism or discrimination against staff);
Assault upon or threats to others;
Misuse of UNHCR assets;
Breach of confidentiality;
Acts or behaviour that would discredit UNHCR;
Non-compliance with local laws;
Conflict of interest;
Abuse of privileges and immunities;
Gross negligence;
Unauthorized outside activities or employment.

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