Role and Mandate of Conduct and Discipline Team
The Mandate of the CDT 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).
The primary role of the CDT is to help ensure the prevention and identification of misconduct as well as to monitor compliance with and enforcement of the UN standards of conduct.
All United Nations personnel must uphold the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. Moreover, UNMIL personnel and UN contractual workers are expected to treat the local population with respect and dignity at all times.
All UN personnel must observe the following core values:
- Respect for diversity.
All UN personnel must also comply with the following responsibilities:
- Adhere to highest standards of conduct;
- Respect for fundamental rights
How to report acts of misconduct?
Under the UNMIL Code of Conduct, all UN personnel have the 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: 1 212 963 9926/7 Ext: 6262 or (231 531 6262) (24 hours a day)
Fax: 1 212 963 9924
In person/post: Conduct and Discipline Team, Pan African Plaza, Monrovia - Liberia
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 5 days of its occurrence or within 5 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 Considered ‘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 UNMIL Conduct and Discipline Team is composed of:
- Roselyn Odera, Chief Conduct and Discipline Team - Ext: 6218
- Damianus Pius Masinde, Conduct and Discipline Officer - EXT: 6261
- Fernando Ortiz, Conduct and Discipline Officer - EXT: 6260
- Diakaridja Bakayako, Conduct and Discipline Officer - EXT: 6715
- Sophia Nashokigwa, Reporting Officer - EXT: 6217
- Desiree Roberts, Administrative Assistant - EXT : 6259
- Celia Turket, National Professional Officer - EXT: 6720
- Gayduo Tellewoyan, Administrative Clerk - EXT: 6710
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)