Emergency Deployment Kit

You as Deployee

Pre Deployment


All UNICEF staff, whether locally or internationally recruited, are considered international civil servants. As an international civil servant, you should be dedicated to the ideals of the United Nations and are expected to conduct yourself in accordance with the principles of the UN.

UNICEF's work is guided by the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Once you become a staff member of UNICEF, you have agreed to commit yourself to the ideals enshrined in the Guiding Principles. These principles hold you accountable to always act in accordance with the standards of the organization and the best interests of children in your everyday work and actions.

The protection of women and children from sexual abuse and exploitation in humanitarian crises is the responsibility of all staff members. It is particularly crucial to ensure that staff members of the UN or other implementing partners do not abuse their power and influence to exploit and harm others.

Sexual exploitation and abuse of people affected by humanitarian crises represents a challenge to the entire humanitarian community.

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