This project seeks to introduce a common communication platform for the UN procurement community to facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding the suitability of vendors to act as official UN suppliers. It promotes the view that the United Nations system of organizations shall not conduct business with vendors that have been identified and confirmed to be doing business in an unethical and/or corrupt manner. Currently there is no common policy framework and very few organizations have a formal policy for dealing with vendor sanctions.
The UN System is undertaking a number of inter-agency initiatives in the areas of programme and management in the field and at HQ to enhance the effectiveness of operations and the impact of its work. Benefits and results are seen as measurable changes from the current situation improving either effectiveness, efficiency or providing financial benefits.