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New whistleblower mechanism at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for employees and external partners

 The MFA intends to promote an open organisational culture where ministry staff and external partners can safely report illegalities or serious irregularities. Detecting errors and neglect will enable the MFA to improve the quality of its administration and services.

Therefore, the MFA has established a whistleblower mechanism that will help to ensure the detection of any impermissible circumstances that may arise. The mechanism can be used by employees and former employees of the MFA, as well as external partners who have a more continuous or formalised collaboration with the MFA.

The mechanism can be accessed via um.dk. Reports can be submitted regarding criminal offences, serious or repeated violations of the law or principles of administrative law, serious personal conflicts, sexual harassment and deliberate misinformation of citizens and partners.

The whistleblower mechanism stands alongside the other reporting channels in the MFA, particularly Danida's anticorruption hotline, which pertains to irregular administration of development assistance or similar external grants.

Read more about the whistleblower mechanism here.

For more information, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark’s Controller Unit at controller@um.dk.