Staff members of the UN system are reminded that, as is stated in the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service:
- International civil servants are responsible for exercising discretion in all matters of official business.
- They must not divulge confidential information without authorization.
- Nor should international civil servants use information that has not been made public and is known to them by virtue of their official position to private advantage.
- The above are obligations that do not cease upon separation from service.