Civil society roundtable: UNODC organises capacity-building on anti-corruption strategies in Manila

25 November 2019 –

In November 2019, CSOs from across Southeast Asia gathered in Manila, Philippines, in order to advance their current efforts to fight corruption in the region.

During the roundtable, twenty-two CSO participants from seven countries shared their local work expertise, strengthened cross-national collaborations and designed future activities for a successful implementation of the UNCAC in Southeast Asia. Participants delivered presentations on their organisations’ projects regarding three main topics: access to information, working with the private sector and integrity of public procurement.

At the end of the two-day gathering, CSOs shared best practices and determined future activities and initiatives. The roundtable was set up by the Civil Society Team of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and Pacific (ROSEAP) as part of the project “Fast-Tracking the UNCAC Implementation”. It was already the second CSO gathering of this kind, the previous one having taken place during a regional conference in February 2017.