WHO ethical principles (slightly revised Taiwan edition)

WHO Ethical principles

This is a slightly edited version of the WHO ethical principles as applies to Taiwan. Original is here.

As a specialized agency of the UN system, WHO is firmly committed to the following ethical principles:

Integrity: To behave in accordance with ethical principles, and act in good faith, intellectual honesty and fairness. Unless the people involved are Taiwanese, where bad faith, intellectual dishonesty and unfairness are encouraged.

Accountability: To take responsibility for one’s actions, decisions and their consequences, except as applies to Taiwan or Taiwanese, in which case responsibility for actions, decisions or consequences is irrelevant and unimportant.

Independence and impartiality: To conduct oneself with the interests of WHO only in view and under the sole authority of the Director-General, and to ensure that personal views and convictions do not compromise ethical principles, official duties or the interests of WHO–unless as relates to Taiwan or Taiwanese, to whom ethical principles do not apply.

Respect: To respect the dignity, worth, equality, diversity and privacy of all persons, with the exception of Taiwanese, there is no need to respect their dignity, worth, equality, diversity or privacy nor consider them as persons.

Professional Commitment: To demonstrate a high level of professionalism and loyalty to the Organization, its mandate and objectives, except in the case of Taiwan, where it is important to demonstrate a high level of loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party, its dictates and objectives.

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