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decoration, favour, gift or remuneration other than those referred to in staff rules 1.2 (j) to (k) above.

Confict of interest

(n) A staff member who has occasion to deal in his or her offcial capacity with any matter involving a proft-making business or other concern in which he or she holds a fnancial interest, directly or indirectly, shall disclose the measure of that interest to the Secretary-General and, except as otherwise authorized by the Secretary-General, either dispose of that fnancial interest or formally excuse himself or herself from participating with regard to any involvement in that matter which gives rise to the confict of interest situation. The Secretary-General shall establish procedures for the fling and utilization of fnancial disclosure statements.

Outside activities

(o) Staff members shall not, except in the normal course of offcial duties or with the prior approval of the Secretary-General, engage in any of the following acts, if such act relates to the purpose, activities or interests of the Authority:

(i) Issue statements to the press, radio or other agencies of public information;

(ii) Accept speaking engagements;

(iii) Take part in flm, theatre, radio or television productions; (iv) Submit articles, books or other material for publication, including electronic publication.

(p) Membership in a political party is permitted, provided that such membership does not entail action, or an obligation to take action, by the staff member contrary to staff regulation 1.2 (h). The payment of normal fnancial contributions to a political party shall not be construed as an activity inconsistent with the principles set out in staff regulation 1.2 (h).

(q) The Secretary-General shall establish procedures whereby staff may seek in confdence clarifcation as to whether proposed outside activities would confict with their status as international civil servants.

Travel and per diem for outside activities

(r) Staff members who are authorized by the Secretary-General to participate in activities organized by a Government, intergovernmental organization, non-governmental organization or other private source, may receive from the Government, intergovernmental organization, non-governmental organization or private source, accommodation and travel and subsistence allowance generally in line with those payable by the Authority. In such cases the travel subsistence allowance that may otherwise be payable by the Authority shall be reduced as envisaged by staff rule 7.14 (a).

Staff Rule, 1.2

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