What Concerns to Report?
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."
Concerns to report include but are not limited to:
- Sexual exploitation and abuse of persons of concern
- Fraud and corruption, including bribery and entitlement fraud
- Fraud: Refugee Status Determination or Resettlement
- Theft and embezzlement
- Workplace harassment
- Sexual harassment
- Abuse of authority
- 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
The Investigation Section needs as many details as possible. Please provide the following information:
- What alleged wrongdoing are you reporting? Describe what happened, including as many details as possible.
- Who committed the alleged wrongdoing? Was anyone else involved? Provide full names and titles if possible.
- When and where did it happen? Indicate dates and times, if available.
- How did the individual commit the alleged wrongdoing?
- Why do you believe the activity was improper?
- Is there any supporting evidence? If possible, provide information on documentation available to corroborate the allegations, as well as names of witnesses to contact.