The 'No Excuse' card is online and ready to be distributed

Friday, 02 June 2017

In the Secretary-General's report on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (A/71/818), a series of initiatives to prevent and promote awareness of sexual exploitation and abuse were introduced.  

The ‘No Excuse’ pocket card is a key initiative which contains a concise and portable statement of the UN rules and prohibitions related to sexual exploitation and abuse and provides – once filled out – local contact details for reporting allegations. 

All individuals deployed to all UN field-based activities are now required to carry the ‘No Excuse’ card.  Individuals not already provided with a ‘No Excuse’ pocket card prior to their arrival in a field location, shall receive a ‘No Excuse’ pocket card at the same time as they receive a United Nations’ mission identification card (UN/ID card). 

The pocket cards are available in all six UN official languages in printable PDF files at the Peacekeeping Resource Hub and below:

'No Excuse' pocket cards (2 pages)
(EN) (FR) (ES) (CH) (AR) (RU)

'No Excuse' pocket cards (4 pages)
(EN) (FR) (ES) (CH) (AR) (RU)

'No Excuse' InDesign set 
(EN) (FR) (ES) (CH) (AR) (RU)

'No Excuse' flyer
(EN) (FR) (ES) (CH) (AR) (RU)

For more information on the UN system-wide efforts to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, please visit