UN Standards of Conduct
Policy Documents

The Charter of the United Nations establishes the universal standard for all staff members employed by the UN as the “highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity”.  


The Secretary-General’s bulletin on Status, basic rights and duties of United Nations staff members reflects the standards of conduct for the international civil service and explains the scope and purpose of the UN Staff Rules and Regulations. 


The main documents incorporating UN Standards of Conduct for Civilian Personnel, including UN staff members, UN Volunteers, Consultants and Contractors are:


The following documents incorporate UN Standards of Conduct specifically in relation to Uniformed Personnel (military and police): 

Mission-specific codes of conduct have been developed in several missions, including the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) and the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).