Civil society engagement is key in the fight against corruption. This is recognised in UNCAC Article 13, which calls on governments to promote the active participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the prevention of and the fight against corruption, including increasing public access to information.
With the start-up of the UNCAC review mechanism in 2010 came an important new channel for civil society engagement in anti-corruption efforts. To facilitate contributions by CSOs to the review process, UNODC, the UNCAC Coalition and Transparency International have provided a number of trainings and workshops, including one in September 2016 with a focus on the CSOs in the Southeastern Europe (SEE) region.
CSOs interested in monitoring and promoting UNCAC implementation can increase their impact by sharing experiences and corruption-monitoring methodologies, building partnerships and exchanging updates about the status of UNCAC reviews.
In order to promote collaboration between CSOs and facilitate the identification of partners, the UNCAC Coalition Southeastern Europe Anti-Corruption Regional Platform, supported by the Southeast Europe Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) initiative, provides the possibility to:
- explore by country the profiles and contact details of a number of CSOs in the sub-region doing UNCAC-related work, including CSOs that attended trainings and multi-stakeholder workshops on UNCAC and its Review Mechanism;
- learn from other CSOs in the sub-region about their involvement in UNCAC implementation and its Review Mechanism, including their contributions, obstacles they encountered, lessons learned and best practices they came up with, and
- get updates on the status of the reviews in their countries and the contribution of CSOs to those reviews.
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