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How to Advance the UNGASS Commitments on Corruption Prevention? A Summary of Our IRG Side Event

15 September 2021 – What should countries do to implement the transparency and anti-corruption commitments they made in the UNGASS Political Declaration? At a side event organized by the UNCAC Coalition on the margins of the resumed 12th session of…

UNCAC Coalition Activities at the Resumed 12th IRG Session: Written Submissions, NGO Briefing & Side Events

31 August 2021 –  The UNCAC Coalition made four written submissions to the upcoming 12th resumed session of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (IRG) and will be hosting three civil-society-led side events on the margins of the IRG. The IRG…

UNCAC Coalition Submission to FATF Consultation on Beneficial Ownership

25 August 2021 – The UNCAC Coalition prepared a written submission to a recent Financial Action Task Force (FATF) consultation on potential amendments to FATF Recommendation 24 concerning beneficial ownership. FATF’s recommendations play an important role in advancing real beneficial…

Africa Regional Overview: Taking stock of good practices – the UNCAC and beyond 

20 August 2021 –  Through our Africa anti-corruption platform, closer engagement and calls with the members of our community in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the recent publication of several civil society parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation, we have learned about…

New Civil Society Report on Madagascar: Momentum built on anti-corruption initiatives requires concrete legal action and increased political will to advance efforts

13 August 2021 – A recent report authored by the Transparency International Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG) notes encouraging prospects in Madagascar in terms of the implementation of provisions under Chapter II (Preventive measures) and Chapter V (Asset recovery) of the United…

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…

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…

UNCAC Coalition hosts two briefings for civil society ahead of the final preparations for the UNGASS

26 May 2021 – Just under one week to go until the first-ever UNGASS against Corruption takes place, the final preparations for the Special Session are well underway, with more details about the format, agenda and side events now available.…

New Civil Society Report on Benin: Impartial anti-corruption bodies and private sector transparency needed to effectively combat corruption

10 May 2021 – Benin has made great strides in improving its legislative and institutional frameworks with regards to the implementation of provisions under both Chapter II (Preventive measures) and Chapter V (Asset Recovery) of the United Nations Convention against…

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