WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Article 2 – Nature and scope
2.1 The Code is voluntary. Member States and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to use the Code.
2.2 The Code is global in scope and is intended as a guide for Member States, working together with stakeholders such as health personnel, recruiters, employers, health-professional organizations, relevant subregional, regional and global organizations, whether public or private sector, including nongovernmental, and all persons concerned with the international recruitment of health personnel.
2.3 The Code provides ethical principles applicable to the international recruitment of health personnel in a manner that strengthens the health systems of developing countries, countries with economies in transition and small island states.