Conduct and Discipline

The Conduct and Discipline Team (CDT) helps prevent and identify misconduct as well as monitors compliance with and enforcement of the UN standards of conduct, using a three-pronged strategy of prevention, enforcement and remedial action.

All United Nations personnel, Volunteers and contractual workers are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. They must respect their obligations as set out under the Staff Rules and Regulations, comply with local laws and treat host populations with respect and dignity at all times.

CDT's mandate is derived from the recommendations of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, the C - 34 -A/59/19 Rev. 10, which were endorsed by General Assembly Resolution (59/300 of 22 June 2005).

All UN personnel must observe the following core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for diversity.

 All UN personnel must also comply with the following responsibilities:

  • Competence;
  • Impartiality;
  • Adherence to highest standards of conduct;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Independence;
  • Respect for fundamental rights


How can one report acts of misconduct?

Staff Rule 1.2 (c) provides inter alia that “Staff members have the duty to report any breach of the Organization’s regulations and rules to the officials whose responsibility it is to take appropriate action and to cooperate with duly authorized audits and investigations.” In addition, UNMISS Code of Conduct reminds all UN personnel of their duty to report any allegations of misconduct that they either suspect or become aware of. Complaints may be made to the Conduct and Discipline Team by:

Phone: +211 (0) 912 1000 12 (CDT toll-free line)

or +211 (0) 912 06 7155


In person/post: Conduct and Discipline Team, Building 10, UN House, Juba

Allegations of misconduct may also be reported directly to the Investigation Division of the Office for Internal Oversight Services (ID/OIOS).

All allegations of serious misconduct should be reported within 24 hours of the occurrence of the incident or within 24 hours of any UN personnel member becoming aware of an incident; all other misconduct should be reported within 7 days of its occurrence or within 7 days of any UN personnel becoming aware of an incident.

Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse may also be reported to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Focal Points in the sectors.

All allegations should be reported in good faith. Deliberately making false allegations or reporting allegations with malicious intent, if substantiated, constitute misconduct and are subject to disciplinary action.

All information is treated confidentially while according due process to all parties and taking into consideration, the safety, security and well-being of the parties involved.

What is oncsidered 'misconduct’?

Violations of Higher Risk to the Organization are classified as Category 1 misconduct and include: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), Serious and Complex Fraud, Abuse of Authority and staff, Conflict of Interest, all cases involving risk or loss of life or to others, including witnesses, Substantial violation of UN regulations, rules or Administrative issuances.

Violations of Lower Risk to the organization are classified as Category 2 misconduct and include among others; Personnel Matters (including harassment), Traffic Related offences (e.g. unauthorized passengers), Basic misuse of equipment by staff, Infraction of regulations, rules or administrative issuances, Simple entitlement fraud and others.

Mandatory Conduct and Discipline On-line training:


The UNMISS Conduct and Discipline Team is led by:

Gordon Wardley


Phone: +211 (0) 912 062 228 (Office)

Mobile: +211 (0) 912 178 354