This year’s topic, “ Conflicts of Interest – Why Do They Matter? ”, focuses on ways to maintain public trust through mitigating risks arising from personal interests. Such conflicts can interfere, or appear to interfere, with the performance of official duties or with the integrity required by the staff member’s status as an international civil servant. Understanding conflicts of interest that might be present in day-to-day UN operations, and most importantly proactively managing or resolving them, is crucial for protecting individuals and upholding the unique standing of the United Nations.
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