27 November 2020 –
Honduras has become the 27th country to sign the UNCAC Coalition’s Transparency Pledge, voluntarily committing to a high level of transparency and civil society inclusion in the second cycle of the UNCAC implementation review.
Honduras’s second cycle UNCAC implementation review, which covers articles on prevention (Chapter II of the UNCAC) and asset recovery (Chapter V), was scheduled for 2016, but due to significant delays the country visit by peer reviewers Trinidad and Tobago, and the Cook Islands will only take place in May 2021.
Honduras will soon publish its self-assessment checklist, plans to include civil society organisations in the country visit and will publish the full country report once it it finished.
The Transparency Pledge was signed by Martha Doblado Andara, Secretary of State of the General Secretariat of Government Coordination.
Click here for more details on how the review mechanism works.
Principles of Transparency
The Transparency Pledge covers the following principles, complementing the UNCAC Coalition’s guide which includes best practice approaches for promoting transparency and participation in the review process:
- We will publish updated review schedules for our country review
- We will share information about the review institution or the coordinator (focal point)
- We will announce the completion of the country review indicating where the report can be found
- We will promptly post online the self-assessment and the full country report in a UN language, together with the executive summary in local languages
- We will organise civil society briefings and public debates about the findings of the report
- We will publicly support participation of civil society observers in UNCAC subsidiary bodies