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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2708

UNICEF staffs work with complete neutrality

Colombo, 15 November, (Asiantribune.com): UN staffs are recruited under the terms of employment in which they are responsible to the UN Secretary-General and the principles of the United Nations. They are also honour-bound to work with complete neutrality and to receive no instruction from any third party.

A statement released by the UNICEF further emphasised “We firmly believe that UNICEF and its staff will continue to enjoy the confidence of the government, and a majority of the people of Sri Lanka.”

Given below the full text of the media release by the UNICEF:

The recent accusations levelled against UNICEF and its staff could seriously compromise our ability to carry-out our work, and could endanger our safety and security.

We recognize the paramount importance of transparent accountability to the government and people of Sri Lanka in every aspect of our work, including matters of finance and staffing.

All UN staffs are recruited under terms of employment in which they are responsible to the UN Secretary-General and the principles of the United Nations. They are also honour-bound to work with complete neutrality and to receive no instruction from any third party.

In all our work, we rely on the programme of cooperation signed with the government, and a partnership we have built with them over four decades. UNICEF has spent around $180 million in the past five years in all parts of Sri Lanka, addressing the most urgent needs of children in areas such as education, health, water and sanitation, and nutrition.

We firmly believe that UNICEF and its staff will continue to enjoy the confidence of the government, and a majority of the people of Sri Lanka.

- Asian Tribune -

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