To enable developing countries to attain, in the field of civil aviation, a standard comparable to that of the developed countries and thereby to share in the economic and social benefits that air transport and related civil aviation industries generate at the local, regional and national level throughout the world.
Continuous improvement of aeronautical infrastructure and services leading to self-sufficiency in the aviation field will bring better human, social and economical conditions. TCB understands the hopes and problems of the developing world and from experience knows how to realize those hopes and overcome those problems.
Our priorities are to improve the operational safety, security, efficiency and regularity of national and international civil aviation and to contribute to the global and uniform implementation of ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
With over six decades of experience, and drawing upon all of the technical expertise and knowledge available within ICAO, our mission is to provide unrivalled in-depth technological assistance to States with their aviation projects.
TCB provides a broad range of services, including assistance in reviewing the structure and organization of national civil aviation institutions, updating the infrastructure and services of airports, protecting the environment, facilitating technology transfer and capacity building, promoting ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and supporting remedial action resulting from the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) and the Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) audits.
As the specialized agency of the United Nations for civil aviation, ICAO is in a unique position to contribute the required technical and managerial expertise in an objective manner, ensuring the provision of balanced advice in the ultimate interest of recipients.
In focusing on the strengthening of civil aviation institutions, our goal is to enable States to better face the continuously changing aviation environment.
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As a United Nations specialised agency, ICAO strives to maintain the highest standards of ethics in the execution of its mandate. ICAO staff members are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. In this regard, ICAO has adopted the United Nations Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service as its reference standard.
Staff members are expected to exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters of official business. They may not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their official position which has not been made public, except in the course of their duties or by authorization of the Secretary General. Nor may they at any time use such information to private advantage. These obligations do not cease upon separation from service.