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CSOs call for action in implementing UNCAC in the ASEAN

14 February 2017. This post was originally published on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website. From left to right: Cynthia Gabriel, Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, Gillian Dell, Transparency International, Kol Preap, Transparency International Cambodia, and…

UNCAC Coalition letter to UN meeting on management and disposal of stolen assets

13 February 2017. His Excellency, Mr Ali Sulaiman, Commissioner of the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Ambassador Andrea Semadeni, Swiss Government Ms Strobel-Shaw, Chief of Conference Support Section, UNODC Recommendations to the International Expert Meeting on the management and disposal

Civil Society Statement to the Regional Conference on Fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation in Southeast Asia

Bangkok, 3 February 2017. The regional conference on Fast-tracking Implementation of UNCAC for Economic and Social Development in Southeast Asia, 31 January – 3 February 2017 comes at a pivotal time in Southeast Asia, as ASEAN (the association of…

UN Issues Strengthened but Insufficient Whistleblower Protection Policy

Washington, 24 January 2017. This post was originally published on the Government Accountability Project website. New Policy Fails to Meet Standards Required for Full US Contribution On January 23, 2017, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed a strengthened whistleblower…

Call on the European Parliament to support transparency of the EU external fishing fleet

23 January 2017. Dear Member of the European Parliament, We, the undersigned European and global organisations, are writing to you to request your support in advancing legal and sustainable fishing of the European fishing fleet, as well as contributing to…

SERAP to Akwa Ibom govt: Immediately release journalist Nsibiet John

Lagos, Nigeria, 6 January 2017, SERAP. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the “immediate and unconditional release of a newspaper publisher, Nsibiet John arrested on the orders of the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo.”…

Joint Letter Regarding UNESCO’s Access to Information Policy

21 December 2016. Irina Bokova Director General UNESCO CC: Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General Eric Falt, Assistant Director General for External Relations Frank la Rue, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information Dear Irina Bokova, We are writing to you…

With His Family’s Fortune at Stake, President Kabila Digs In

15 December 2016, by Michael Kavanagh, Thomas Wilson, and Franz Wild, Bloomberg. This post was originally published on the Bloomberg website. Boys mine for copper in a pit about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) outside Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. /…

Interview with Ady Macauley, Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone

11 December 2016. At the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Panama, Gillian Dell of Transparency International conducted the interview below with Commissioner Ady Macauley. What was Sierra Leone’s experience of the UNCAC first review cycle? The UNCAC first cycle review…

Breaking the Corruption Chain in Belize: The campaign for good governance and UNCAC accession

10 December 2016, by the Executive Council of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For more than a decade the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has been advocating for better governance, accountability in public office, more e-government…

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