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Honduras signs the UNCAC Review Transparency Pledge

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…

UNGASS 2021 on Corruption: Second Preparatory Meeting Highlights Need for Beneficial Ownership Transparency; Civil Society Calls for Substantive Progress

26 November 2020 – The second of three CoSP intersessional meetings in the run-up to the UNGASS 2021 against corruption took place virtually between 19-20 November. The meeting discussed denying safe havens in the context of transnational corruption cases; good…

Board Election for South Asia Regional Seat

10 November 2020 – After the UNCAC Coalition’s board seat for the South Asia Regional Seat became vacant recently, the Coalition is holding a special election for that seat. UNCAC Coalition member organisations from the regional are elegible to run…

The 10th UNTOC CoP: Links between Organized Crime and Corruption

28 October 2020 –  Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), the 10th session of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the UNTOC was held from 12-16 October 2020 in Vienna. In addition…

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…

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