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Annual Report of the Ethics Office 2020









​FAO. 2021. Annual Report of the Ethics Office 2020. Rome. 


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    The annual report of the FAO Ethics Office gives a detailed overview of activities undertaken in 2021 and the results achieved, under the Ethics Office's mandate to promote high standards of ethical conduct, integrity, transparency and accountability at FAO, in line with the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service. The Ethics Office has a pivotal role in the Organization in terms of providing advice and guidance on conflicts of interests and outside activities, as well as in undertaking prima facie reviews of retaliation allegations, pursuant to the Organization’s Whistleblower Protection Policy. The report also provides a detailed overview of the training and outreach activities undertaken to raise awareness across the Organization about ethics and integrity.
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    2022 Annual Report of the Ethics Office 2023
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    The Annual Report presents a summary of the activities carried out by the Ethics Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from January to December 2022. The report is organized according to the main areas of work: Advice and guidance; Standard setting and policy advocacy; Training, awareness raising and advocacy; Annual Disclosure Programme; Protection against retaliation; and United Nations (UN) coherence. It commences with observations around challenges and opportunities. The Ethics Office is mandated to foster a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability to enable all personnel to perform their functions in accordance with the highest standards of conduct and to come forward without fear of retaliation when they witness misconduct. The Annual Report supports this mandate by transparenty providing insight into the activities undertaken by the Ethics Office, and highlighting some of the challenges the Organization faces as identified thorugh the Office's work.
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    The Fish-Vet Dialogue: Improving communication and collaboration in aquatic organism health management 2024
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    The purpose of this Circular article is to inform national policymakers and other stakeholders of issues related to aquatic organism health and aquaculture biosecurity throughout the aquaculture supply and value chains, and to promote more effective collaboration between stakeholders to minimize risks of disease introduction, transmission, spread and associated production losses. A survey was undertaken to determine country organizational arrangements for managing the health of aquatic organisms and aquaculture biosecurity, including with respect to the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A platform was then developed to inform respective mandates, share experiences and identify areas for collaboration with these matters as a basis for generating recommendations for further development of aquatic organism health and biosecurity systems. This led to the Fish-Vet Dialogue: Exploring Collaboration on Managing Health of Aquatic Organisms, an event organized by FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), with the support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI). Key aspects from the survey and the Fish-Vet Dialogue included: enhancing collaboration by engaging stakeholders and establishing public–private partnerships (PPPs); addressing the wider scope of collaboration, especially the One Health Initiative; scientific collaboration; and transparency in support of biosecurity and trade. Collaboration across government agencies is the minimum requirement, and policies or regulations are unlikely to succeed unless developed together with stakeholders, through PPPs. Trust and transparency are also required at all levels of management to support biosecurity and trade. Furthermore, the One Health approach should be taken to promote regional and international cooperation to improve biosecurity along the aquaculture supply and value chain and reduce the risks of disease outbreaks. Future actions to be taken include continuing the Fish-Vet Dialogue as a regular event to raise awareness, share experiences and generate collaborative actions to support a sustainable global aquaculture industry.

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