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Launch of the FACTI Panel’s Interim Report

1 October 2020 – On 24 September 2020, the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity (the FACTI Panel) published its Interim Report highlighting and analysing the gaps and weaknesses of existing international systems regarding financial accountability, transparency and integrity. The Report…

Ireland releases Agreement with Nigeria on return of €5.5 million

28 September 2020 – The Ministry of Justice of Ireland has released the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of Ireland and Nigeria on the return of USD 6.3 (€5.49) million linked to the former Nigerian dictator Mohammed Sani…

International civil society welcomes the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between Switzerland and Uzbekistan to return USD 131 million of confiscated assets but counsel caution

24 September 2020 – Several non-governmental organisations working to advance the recovery and return of assets, including several member organisations of the UNCAC Coalition, have released the below statement on MoU between Switzerland and Uzbekistan (for more details and a…

Asset Recovery: Switzerland and Uzbekistan sign agreement on return of USD 131 million – Statement by Uzbek Civil Society Activists

16 September 2020 – Switzerland and Uzbekistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Framework for the Restitution of Illegally Acquired Assets Forfeited in Switzerland for the Benefit of the Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The agreement sets…

First CoSP intersessional meeting in preparation for the UNGASS 2021 against corruption

11 September 2020 – The first of three CoSP intersessional meetings in preparation for the UNGASS 2021 against corruption was held in Vienna on 2-4 September, in accordance with the General Assembly resolution 74/276. The objective of the meetings is…

The NGO briefing on the margins of the UNCAC IRG meeting

10 September 2020 –  On 1 September 2020, the yearly ‘NGO briefing’ took place on the margins of the 11th reconvened session of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group meeting (IRG) at the UNODC in Vienna. It had been postponed from…

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Global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)