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exercising his or her authority the Secretary-General shall seek to ensure, having regard to the circumstances, that all necessary safety and security arrangements are made for staff carrying out the responsibilities entrusted to them.

(d) In the performance of their duties staff members shall neither seek nor accept instructions from any Government or from any other source external to theAuthority. (e) By accepting appointment, staff members pledge themselves to discharge their functions and regulate their conduct with the interests of the Authority only in view. Loyalty to the Authority is a fundamental obligation of all staff members by virtue of their status as international civil servants.

(f) While staff members’ personal views and convictions, including their political and religious convictions, remain inviolable, staff members shall ensure that those views and convictions do not adversely affect their offcial duties or the interests of the Authority. They shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner beftting their status as international civil servants and shall not engage in any activity that is incompatible with the proper discharge of their duties with the Authority. They shall avoid any action and in particular any kind of public pronouncement that may adversely refect on their status, or on the integrity, independence and impartiality that are required by that status.

(g) Staff members shall not use their offce or knowledge gained from their offcial functions for private gain, fnancial or otherwise, or for the private gain of any third party, including family, friends and those they favour. Nor shall staff members use their offce for personal reasons to prejudice the positions of those they do not favour.

(h) Staff members may exercise the right to vote but shall ensure that their participation in any political activity is consistent with, and does not refect adversely upon, the independence and impartiality required by their status as international civil servants.

(i) Staff members shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters of offcial business. They shall not communicate to any Government, entity, person or any other source any information known to them by reason of their offcial position that they know or ought to have known has not been made public, except as appropriate in the course of their duties or by authorization of the Secretary-General. These obligations do not cease upon separation from service. (j) In accordance with article 168, paragraph 2, of the Convention, subject to their responsibilities to the Authority, the Secretary-General and the staff shall not disclose, even after the termination of their functions, any industrial secret, proprietary data which are transferred to the Authority in accordance with Annex III, article 14, or any other confdential information coming to their knowledge by reason of their employment with the Authority.

Regulation 1.3 Honours, gifts or remuneration

(a) No staff member shall accept any honour, decoration, favour, gift or remuneration from any Government.

Staff Regulations, Reg. 1.2-1.3

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