Other misconduct

N.B.: The data presented in the graphics is as of 14 January 2021. We are currently rolling out a new case management system, and graphics presenting data entered in the new system from 14 January 2021 onwards will be added here in the coming weeks


One report of possible misconduct may involve one or more persons as alleged perpetrators. The report may also relate to one or more allegations of different kinds against the perpetrator(s). Each type of misconduct that is alleged to have occurred is counted as an individual allegation for each person who is alleged to have been involved. 

For investigation purposes, allegations are grouped into two categories, namely, Category 1 and Category 2, depending on the risk such incidents would present to the organization.

Allegations defined as Category 1 include

Allegations defined as Category 2 include

  • all cases of sexual exploitation and abuse (allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse are not included in the numbers in this section)
  • cases involving risk of loss of life to staff or others
  • abuse of authority or staff
  • conflict of interest
  • gross mismanagement
  • bribery/corruption
  • illegal mineral trade
  • trafficking with prohibited goods
  • life threat/murder
  • abuse or torture of detainees
  • arms trade
  • physical assault
  • forgery, embezzlement
  • major theft/fraud
  • use, possession or distribution of illegal narcotics
  • waste of substantial resources
  • entitlement fraud
  • procurement violations
  • discrimination
  • harassment
  • sexual harassment
  • abuse of authority
  • abusive behavior

(if any of the above are done by a person P5 or above, they qualify as Category 1)

  • basic misuse of equipment or staff
  • simple theft/fraud
  • infractions of regulations, rules or administrative issuances
  • traffic-related violations
  • conduct that could bring the UN to disrepute
  • breaking curfew
  • contract disputes
  • basic mismanagement

Filters can be applied to view the data for a specific year, mission, category of personnel, or by the description of allegations. On the right side of the page, information will be provided on relevant terms used in the graphs and on how to read the data. 

The Overview section contains information on the number of reported allegations over time and by category of implicated personnel. The section also includes a table where it is possible to get an overview of reported allegations of misconduct (excluding sexual exploitation and abuse) by mission and description of allegations by selecting a specific year and either category 1 or category 2. 

The Communications section contains a graph showing the number of communications sent to and responses received from Member States in relation to misconduct that is not sexual exploitation and abuse.