To be professional investigators who are respected, trusted and strive for service excellence.
To ensure that all United Nations personnel are treated with respect and fairness, and that investigators act with integrity, impartiality, objectivity and professionalism in accordance with principles set forth by the Organization.
Principles of Conduct
Members of the Investigations Division of OIOS will -
Acknowledge and assess reports of possible violations of United Nations regulations and rules, and administrative issuances
Conduct inquiries only when authorized and in compliance with the OIOS Investigations Manual and related guidance materials
Act honestly without bias and communicate in a courteous and open manner
Ensure all reasonable lines of enquiry are pursued, including the examination of both inculpatory and exculpatory evidence
Apply procedures which ensure the confidentiality of information related to an OIOS investigation
Disclose any possible conflict of interest to their supervisor and recuse themselves if any personal or outside interests may prejudice an investigation