UNCAC Coalition Newsletter July 2012

UNCAC Coalition News

Recent news from the UNCAC Coalition and its members

United Nations town hall meeting on corruption, 20 June 2012 in Vienna

Gillian Dell, Transparency International, 9 July 2012

What if governments got together and asked the people of the world: “How do you think we’re doing in our efforts against corruption”? And then listened. That’s what happened at the United Nations in Vienna on 20 June 2012, at a landmark all-day town hall meeting between governments and NGO representatives. Continue reading →

How strong are we in the global fight against corruption? Self-assessing the implementation of the UNCAC

Priya Sood, GOPAC, 10 June 2012

Who should be counted on to fight corruption? This feature article from the UNCAC Coalition’s latest partner, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), explores the importance of involving all segments of society to pressure governments to implement the UNCAC. Continue reading →

UNCAC in Action

International news relating to the UNCAC

How can the third year of the UNCAC review process be the most successful yet?

Marie Terracol, Transparency International, 4 July 2012

Is the UNCAC Review Process meeting its objectives? How many countries in the first and second years of review delivered their reports on time? Has the process been transparent and inclusive? Stepping into the third year of the UNCAC review process, a look back over the last two years indicates that whilst some positive achievements have been made, countries need to do more to meet deadlines and ensure transparency in the process. Continue reading →

A glance at the Arab Convention to Fight Corruption

Pr. Abdelaziz Nouaydi & Saad Filali Meknassi, Transparency Maroc, 3 July 2012

The League of Arab States has issued the first official pan-Arab anti-corruption instrument signed on 21 December 2010 by 21 Arab countries (except Somalia). It was signed by Ministers of the Interior and Ministers of Justice. This convention could be a crucial instrument to fighting corruption in the Arab region. Continue reading →

Los Cabos G20 summit – walking the talk on anti-corruption?

Angela McClellan, Transparency International, 29 June 2012

The powerful forum of the G20 countries who account for 85% of the world economy had their annual summit this year in Los Cabos, Mexico on 17 – 18 June. What has been achieved so far by the G20? How is it faring on anti-corruption? Continue reading →

Gateway: corruption assessment toolbox

Andrew McDevitt, Transparency International, 9 June 2012

Do you want to know more about the different ways to measure corruption? Are you thinking of doing an assessment and want to find out what others have done? Do you want to learn about some of the challenges you might face in conducting a corruption assessment? Then GATEway, the new corruption assessment toolbox from Transparency International (TI) may be for you. Continue reading →

UNCAC Coalition Updates

Short reports on UNCAC Coalition internal business

Overview of the in-person Coordination Committee meeting, 21–22 June

Vincent Lazatin, UNCAC Coalition Coordination Committee Chair and TAN, 6 July 2012

Taking advantage of the presence of a majority of the members of the UNCAC Coalition Coordination Committee in as a result of the briefing, the Coordination Committee held a two-day strategy meeting to discuss advocacy and important issues for focus over the coming months. Continue reading →

Memorandum of Understanding finalised with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)

Lizzie Johnson, Transparency International, 11 June 2012

The UNCAC Coalition is pleased to announce the formalisation of its working relationship with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC). Continue reading →

Elections success for the Coordination Committee

Lizzie Johnson, Transparency International, 10 May 2012

The UNCAC Coalition Coordination Committee got off to a flying start into their second year, following elections held between 18 and 24 April 2012. Continue reading →

Key Dates and Announcements

  • Don’t miss the International Anti-Corruption Conference taking place from 7–10 November 2012 in Brasilia.
  • The 6th Session of the UNTOC COP will be held from 15–19 October 2012 in Vienna.
  • The third session of the Implementation Review Group of the UN Convention against Corruption will resume from 14–16 November 2012 in Vienna.