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New Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel


The second Duty of Care Roundtable convened in Berlin and was attended by representatives from seconding organisations and from multilateral organisations receiving seconded civilian personnel. During this Roundtable it became clear that a common understanding of the concept of duty of care, and its related rights and obligations, would be helpful. In addition, there was a view that sharing good practice would facilitate and improve relationships between the seconding and receiving organisations, as well as with the secondees themselves, and that this in turn would encourage the achievement of operational aims and objectives.

For this reason, the 2015 Duty of Care Roundtable agreed to commission a paper that would articulate its shared understanding of duty of care, using a common language, and would develop practical guidelines for use by both seconding and receiving organisations.