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New civil society report on Papua New Guinea highlights main impediments for implementing UNCAC Chapter II provisions

27 July 2021– Papua New Guinea (PNG) is only partially compliant with its obligations under chapter II (Preventive measures) of the UNCAC, a new civil society report authored by Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) finds. Although Papua New…

NGO Briefing during the UNCAC IRG Session on 7 September 2021

26 July 2021 – On 7 September, 13:15-15:00 Vienna Time, the yearly NGO Briefing will take place on the margins of the resumed 12th session of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (the UNCAC IRG).  During the briefing, the UNCAC secretariat…

New Coalition Board Members Elected

14 July 2021 – The UNCAC Coalition held elections to the Coalition Coordination Committee (CCC), its board, from 28 June to 6 July 2021. Each year, the Coalition votes for about half of the seats on its board. The following…

Uzbek Civil Society Activists call for Transparency and Inclusion in the Return of Ill-Gotten Assets to Uzbekistan by the Swiss Government

9 July 2021 –  In November 2020, the governments of Switzerland and Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the return of Gulnara Karimova’s ill-gotten assets to Uzbekistan. Although the memorandum pledged to conduct the return process in a…

UNCAC Coalition holds debrief for civil society on the outcomes of the UNGASS 2021 and ways forward

9 July 2021 – On 6 July, 50 participants from civil society organisations and Vienna delegations joined the UNCAC Coalition for a virtual debrief on the recent first-ever UN Special Session Against Corruption (UNGASS) against corruption. The meeting discussed the…

Second Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting discusses the UNGASS, Money Laundering & Private Sector Corruption

2 July 2021-  The Coalition’s second regional meeting of the Asia-Pacific group took place on 23 June, featuring discussions on a variety of topics with relevance to the region. 15 representatives from all over the region, Asia-Pacific representatives of the…

The UNGASS General Debate: a summary of priority issues in numbers

22 June 2021 –  How many countries highlight the role of civil society and the media in anti-corruption efforts, how many emphasize the role of whistleblowers? How many countries prioritize transparency in political financing and asset declarations of public officials…

Coalition launches first MENA regional meeting signaling new era for the members in the region

21 June 2021 – The UNCAC Coalition hosted on June 17th the first meeting of CSO members of the MENA region. This meeting inaugurated a new era of cooperation for greater impact and a better pooling of knowledge and capacities…

New Civil Society Report on Costa Rica: better inter-institutional coordination and effective asset recovery laws and practices needed to advance anti-corruption efforts

18 June 2021 – Costa Rica has made significant progress towards developing normative legal frameworks for the implementation of most articles of Chapter II (Preventive Measures), but the implementation of Chapter V (Asset Recovery) provisions of the United Nations Convention…

How Were Civil Society Priorities Reflected In The UNGASS Political Declaration? A Summary of Our Pre-UNGASS Event

9 June 2021 – Ahead of the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption (UNGASS), the UNCAC Coalition brought together nine civil society experts to discuss a wide array of anti-corruption topics and to what extend the priorities and…

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