Join the UNCAC Coalition and work with us to ensure your governments keep their promises and meet their UNCAC commitments. Collaborate with us, connect with anti-corruption organisations worldwide, share lessons learned and best practice – let’s work together to promote the effective and inclusive implementation and monitoring of the UNCAC.
The UNCAC Coalition is an association registered under Austrian law and welcomes individuals and civil society organisations that share its goals, including non-governmental organisations, academics, trade unions, etc. Private sector associations (such as chambers of commerce) are not eligible for membership of the UNCAC Coalition. However, we encourage these organisations to sign up to the UN Global Compact to pursue their anti-corruption efforts.
Becoming a member means:
- joining up with groups from around the world to take part in collaborative advocacy and monitoring of the UNCAC;
- being included on the Coalition’s mailing list, so-called “Listserv”, and receiving regular notifications and updates about UNCAC developments, relevant meetings and other useful information;
- a chance to contribute to shaping the Coalition’s strategy, positions and statements with the possibility to join Coalition working groups on priority topics;
- receiving guidance regarding the UNCAC review process in your country;
- a chance to be included in the Coalition’s delegation to UNCAC meetings.
Please note that we do not provide grants or fundraising support.
Organisations and individuals can apply to join the Coalition on this page. We encourage you to first read the information on the application process, membership types and application requirements, provided below. Please note that among other things, we require an established track-record of work on anti-corruption issues or other issues covered by the UN Convention against Corruption. The links to the application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Application Process
- Applicants submit an online application (see below).
- The application is assessed by the Vienna Hub Team to ensure the applicant meets the eligibility criteria for membership and will be contacted.
- If the applicant is eligible, the complete application is sent to the UNCAC Coalition Coordination Committee, which conducts four review rounds yearly.
- Applicants are notified via email of the outcome of their application.
A) Member Organisation
We differentiate between Ordinary and Extraordinary, as well as between National and International Member Organisations.
Ordinary Member Organisations are involved in the activities of the Coalition and have the roles and responsibilities described in Section 7 of the Charter. Your organisation can become an ordinary member if you provide the following materials together with your application:
- The organisation’s registration certificate or a recent extract from an official register (proof of registration)
- The charter or statute of your organisation;
- The organisation’s annual report or a detailed document outlining the organisation’s activities of the past year;
- Your organisation’s annual externally audited or certified accounts.
Ordinary National Member Organisations are defined as a civil society organisation working in a single country or in two countries.
Ordinary International Member Organisations are defined as civil society organisations working in three or more countries or with affiliates in three or more countries.
- Ordinary International Member Organisations can put up a candidate in elections for the two seats for International Member Organisations on the Coordination Committee and can vote in elections and in Coalition decision-making processes.
- Ordinary National Member Organisations can put up a candidate in elections for regional seats on the Coordination Committee and can vote in elections and in Coalition decision-making processes.
- Individuals affiliated with a Member Organisation may participate in Coalition discussions and activities.
Ordinary National and International Member Organisations are both asked to provide contact details of one representative from the organisation. This person is authorised to vote in elections and take part in decision-making processes on behalf of the organisation. If your organisation would like to change its representative, it is important that you notify us. If your organisation would like to have multiple members included on the Coalition’s Listserv (email list) you should indicate this on the application form or send us an email.
Extraordinary Member Organisations support the Coalition, as described in Section 4 of the Charter. They are affiliated with the Association and support its work and mission, but do not have a vote. Your organisation can apply to become an extraordinary member by completing the online application form and providing items (1), (2), and (3) of the documentation listed above, it is to say, every document except for an annual externally audited account.
B) Individual Member
An Individual Member is defined as a natural person with no affiliation to a Member Organisation. Individual Members may be candidates for and vote in elections for the Individual Member seat on the Coordination Committee. They may also participate in Coalition discussions and activities.
All Individual Member applicants must fill out the online application form, provide a recent CV and submit two letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should include an assessment of the applicant’s experience and expertise on anti-corruption and UNCAC-related issues and overall good standing. Letters of recommendation will ideally come from current member organisations or individual members, past or present supervisors, colleagues, or a civil society organisation the applicant has cooperated with in the past.
The Coalition Coordination Committee retains the discretion to waive, in exceptional circumstances with adequate justification, one or more of the items required of Ordinary Member Organisations or other applicants. It also has the discretion, with adequate justification, to request additional information from applicants and to reject an application even if all requested items are supplied.
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