Al-Bireh Municipal Council has ratified two codes of conduct for the municipal council members as well as the staff in its weekly session No. (31/2015). Those codes are essential for the enhancement of transparency and rational governance in the public domain. They define the best ethical and behavioral practices to be followed during serving the members of the public. Furthermore, they elucidate the criteria of the proper performance as well as the rights and duties of the municipal council members and the staff. In principle, the enormous value of any code of conduct emanates from the self-commitment to the ethical and behavioral values included in that adopted code of conduct.
AMAN Coalition for Accountability and Integrity had provided the technical assistance for developing these codes of conduct, since they have been considered to be one of the most key recommendations for “the National Transparency System in Al-Bireh Municipality”. The recommendations were set forth by AMAN in the last year in corporation with the aforementioned municipality in order to evaluate the transparency of the information on light of which the municipal services are provided.
It is noteworthy that AMAN had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Bireh Municipality over the last two years. It had included a joint study on the national integrity system status in the municipality and the development of a set of systems and manuals. In this context, AMAN seizes the importunity to express its appreciation and gratitude for the efforts devoted by the municipality which in turn has manifested a positive political volition to enhance the transparency and integrity systems in the municipal sphere.