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Staff rules 1.1 to 13.6 are applicable to all staff members appointed by the Secretary-General except staff members specifcally engaged for conferences and other short-term services.

CHAPTER I

DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS AND PRIVILEGES

Rule 1.1 Status of staff

The declaration made by a staff member on appointment shall be placed in his or her offcial status fle. A new declaration shall be made after a break in service that exceeds three months.

Rule 1.2

Basic rights and obligations of staff

General

(a) Disciplinary procedures set out in article X of the Staff Regulations and chapter X of the Staff Rules may be instituted against a staff member who fails to comply with his or her obligations and the standards of conduct set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“the Convention”), the Staff Regulations and Rules, the Financial Regulations and Rules, and all administrative issuances.

(b) Staff members shall follow the directions and instructions properly issued by the Secretary-General and their supervisors.

(c) Staff members must comply with local laws and honour their private legal obligations, including, but not limited to, the obligation to honour orders of competent courts.

Specifc instances of prohibited conduct

(d) Any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual or gender harassment, as well as physical or verbal abuse at the workplace or in connection with work, is prohibited.

(e) Staff members shall not disrupt or otherwise interfere with any meeting or other offcial activity of theAuthority, nor shall staff members threaten, intimidate

STAFF RULES

Applicability

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