Ethics and Integrity: Second Stage Policy Proposals
The Board acknowledges the Audit and Ethics Committee's second stage policy proposals as set forth in document GF/B33/15 - Revision.
Accordingly, the Board:
Approves the Code of Ethical Conduct for Governance Officials contained in Annex A to GF/B33/15 - Revision 2; and
Notes that the Code of Ethical Conduct for Governance Officials will be reviewed following appointment of the Ethics Officer. This review will be conducted by the Board Leadership in collaboration with the Committee responsible for ethics matters (the "Committee"). The findings of the review will be presented to the Board for discussion and potential revisions to the Code of Ethical Conduct as applicable.
In addition, the Board:
Notes the Board's decision to approve the reporting arrangements for the Ethics Officer described in GF/B33/DP09;
Endorses, in principle, the Terms of Reference of the Ethics Officer contained in Annex B to GF/B33/15 - Revision 2; and
Requests that the Terms of Reference of the Ethics Officer be further developed by the Board Leadership in collaboration with the Committee, with the support of the Office of the Inspector General, through a comprehensive consultation process and submitted to the Board through the Committee for approval by June 2015.
Following approval by the Board of the Terms of Reference of the Ethics Officer in June 2015, the recruitment process will be launched.