Internal Audit and Investigation

The oversight policy aims at strengthening UNFPA accountability, risk management and assurance processes. The purpose of the oversight policy is to ensure good governance, create the necessary environment of accountability and transparency in UNFPA, and ensure that the UNFPA's business operations are effectively carried out through continuous improvement.

The policy defines the roles and responsibilities of the actors involved in the oversight process of review, monitoring, evaluation, supervision, reporting and audit of the Fund's programmes, activities, policy implementation and results, to ensure organizational, financial, operational and ethical accountability, effectiveness of internal controls and prevention of fraud and malpractice.

Please note that the Policies and Procedures Manual is necessarily a "living document" subject to changes and updates. All policies, even those needing minor or substantive revision are  official policy of the UNFPA and therefore are in effect.

Internal Audit and Investigation

25 November 2014
This policy sets forth the obligation of the Organization to protect staff members from retaliation for reporting misconduct or engaging in an authorized fact-finding activity.