How to Report Wrongdoing

Allegations may be made anonymously. If you prefer to remain anonymous, IOS will respect your wish not to give your name. It should be noted that anonymous allegations are often more difficult to pursue as there may be no way to clarify the information provided or ask questions. If you choose to remain anonymous, please consider providing a means for IOS to contact you if further information or clarification is needed. For example, using a free web-based e-mail address (e.g., yahoo or gmail) with a pseudonym (assumed name or alias) will allow you to retain your anonymity.

In any case, IOS will look into your complaint and do its best to examine the information you provide. After analysis, and if appropriate, allegations will be investigated to determine whether wrongdoing has occurred. If an allegation does not fall within its mandate, IOS will refer the report of wrongdoing to the relevant office.

Whichever means you choose to provide information, please review your submission to ensure that it contains all the information that you have, and in particular that it includes, to the extent possible all of the following:

  • Who is engaged? Provide name, title, contact details of all persons whom you think are engaged in committing the wrongdoing.
  • What happened? Describe the events as precisely as possible.
  • When did it happen? Dates, time, how many times, etc.
  • Where did it happen? Include not only the city and country, but if possible an actual address, the name of the building, the office number, etc.
  • Why were the acts undertaken by the person(s) who allegedly committed the wrongdoing.

Please share any specific evidence (e.g. documentation, witnesses) that you are aware of or have at your disposal.

Wrongdoing Report Contact Information

By letter or in person:

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

For all allegations except retaliation:
Office of Internal Oversight Services (IOS) – Room D2162

For allegations of retaliation:
Focal Point for Ethics and Accountability – Room D2276

Vienna International Center
Wagramer Strasse 5
1400 Vienna, Austria

All mail should be marked "Personal and Confidential".

UNIDO hotline voicemail system:

+43 1 26026 3666 (24 hour voicemail system)

By confidential fax: +43 1 26026 6831

By confidential email:
For allegation of retaliation:

Anonymously by website: please use this form