The SUN Movement Principles of Engagement seek to reflect the common purpose, agreed behaviours and mutual accountability that form the basis of the Movement. They provide the foundation for positive collaboration, and underline the requirement that those who engage in the Movement avoid behaving and acting in ways that could disempower – or even harm – those the Movement seeks to serve.
The SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020), includes a work steam specific to Conflict of Interest; “Enabling an environment for effective delivery of results, that is true to the SUN Movement’s principles and includes safeguards and means to prevent and manage conflicts of interest”. Building CoI capacity at the country level has been prioritised as an approach including support to in-country practitioners, CoI champions training and TA. Organizations and resources able to support countries on CoI are identified. Where appropriate, as identified by country needs, engagement is facilitated, channeling practical and tailored support for the development / operationalization of country specific CoI approaches, including implementation and monitoring.
In collaboration with the Movement’s support providers and SUN Countries, key elements of this area of work include:
- The SUN Movement’s work to date on preventing and managing conflict of interest is being broadly disseminated, and materials, resources, case studies, and relevant news items on CoI are created and made available globally, regionally and at country level.
- A SUN Conflict of Interest Working Group has been established with the purpose creating a space for conflict of interest (CoI) to be discussed, to share knowledge, share information, develop new ideas, and collectively organize resources.
- An ethical framework is being developed for the Movements and its stewardship arrangements to ensure that open, transparent and accountable behavior is reflected in procedures of the Lead Group, Executive Committee, SUN Networks, and the SUN Movement Secretariat.
- The SUN Movement is reporting annually on the progress and impact of implementation of CoI policies and procedures at country level, and on the development of CoI tools and products globally.