Article 31
The staff of the Secretariat are international employees with an
exclusively international character. In the performance of their duties,
they shall neither seek nor accept instructions from any government,
or from any other authority outside the Organization.
They shall refrain from any action which might reflect on their
position as international employees and they shall undertake to carry
out their duties with the sole object of bearing the interests of the Or-
ganization in mind.
Article 32
The Secretary General shall be assisted in the discharge of his
duties by a Division of Research, a Division of Support Services,
his own Office, and any division or department the Conference
may see fit to create;
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 33, and where the
efficient functioning of the divisions and departments of the
Secretariat so requires, the Board of Governors may, upon rec-
ommendation of the Secretary General, authorise the Secretary
General to transfer functions or units from one division or depart-
ment to another.
Article 33
The Division of Research shall be responsible for:
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