[Dateline: New York | Author: Ethics Office]
The UN Ethics Office has isseud a reminder that the annual filing cycle of the Financial Disclosure Programme (in respect of the reporting period of 1 January – 31 December 2008) that commenced on 1 March 2009 is approaching the deadline for submission of 31 March 2009.
The Financial Disclosure Programme (FDP) is a key element of UN reform and has been given high priority by the Secretary-General.
The primary purpose of the FDP is to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest arising from staff members’ private holdings, affiliations, or activities can be identified, and advice provided as to how best to manage such conflicts of interest.
The Ethics Office is mandated to administer the FDP, through a secure online Financial Disclosure System, in accordance with Secretary-General’s Bulletin ST/SGB/2006/6.
Under the current arrangements approved by the General Assembly, the information submitted will be maintained in strict confidence and is only accessed by the external financial review experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, who have been contracted to conduct the review of the submissions. ,
Informational and training materials are available at the FDP web site www.unfdp.org .