The United Nations is committed to ensuring the highest standards of conduct, professionalism and accountability of all its personnel deployed globally, including the deployment of more than 100,000 civilian, police and military peacekeeping personnel. The Department of Field Support (DFS) and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) are responsible for enforcing UN policies on conduct in peacekeeping operations.
UN Standards of Conduct are based on three key principles:
1. Highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity
2. Zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse
3. Accountability of those in command who fail to enforce the Standards of Conduct
There are several policy documents which form the UN Standards of Conduct. Some apply to all UN personnel, and others have been developed for specific categories of personnel, for example, civilian, military and police personnel.