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Commercial Air Travel Safety Guidelines

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Commercial Air Travel Safety Guidelines
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Andrei Voicu,Arve Skog
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May 13, 2022 - The UNDP Air Travel Safety Guidelines has been revised to align with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) policy changes, namely the replacement of the UNSMS Air Travel Safety Policy with Guidance as well as updating roles and responsibilities in UNDP’s air travel decision-making process. These guidelines are applicable to all UNDP personnel on official travel via commercial air operators, and donated flights as defined in the UNSMS Commercial Air Travel Safety Guidance.


January 25, 2022 - The UNDP Security Office launched its new Intranet webpage, and therefore links to documents referenced therein have been updated in the policy in the following paragraphs: 13, 22b, 26.


January 31, 2021 - In line with the UNSMS Commercial Air Travel Safety Policy requiring that each UNSMS entity establishes an internal mechanism in its decision-making process to determine whether an air operator should be used for the official travel of their personnel, the UNDP Commercial Air Travel Safety Guidelines have been revised in alignment to the revision of the UNSMS policy. The guidelines further define the role of UNDP Managers approving air travel of UNDP personnel, clarifies responsibilities, and introduces the ad-hoc approval process for the use of commercial air operators, in addition to time-limited blanket authorization approval process of a commercial air operator, not included in the UNDP global booking list.

September 29, 2016 - The Air Travel Risk Management Guidelines have been revised to reflect the 2015 UN Security Management System/Air Travel Policy. These guidelines are applicable to all UNDP Personnel on official travel via Commercial Air (Transport) Operators, UN Chartered Flights and Donated Flights. For Airlines which are not pre-approved (and therefore not included in the UNDP Global Booking List), the guidelines provide for an evidence-based risk assessment methodology, enabling informed decision making by the UNDP Managers with Signature Authority.