Ongoing projects: Corruption
GLO/T58 - "Towards an effective Global Regime against Corruption"
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary framework for the prevention and control of corruption at national level, as well as for effective international cooperation to fight corruption. The Conference of the States Parties to UNCAC aims to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States Parties to achieve the objectives of the Convention and promote and review its implementation. The Convention itself, as well as resolutions by the Conference, the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council mandated UNODC, to support Member States in the ratification and implementation of the provisions of the Convention. Further, they request Member States and the Secretary General to provide UNODC with the resources necessary to enable it to promote in an effective manner the implementation of the Convention.
The aim of this Project is to provide sustained support to the Conference of the States Parties and the mechanisms and bodies established by it, with regard to the full implementation of its technical-assistance related mandates and recommendations, thus enabling the Conference to carry out its functions and assist Member States in ratifying and fully implementing UNCAC. This project (with biennial budget) provides the framework for the delivery of technical expertise and skills to achieve full and effective implementation of UNCAC, to strengthen institutional capacities to enact relevant national implementing legislation, and to enhance international cooperation in criminal matters.
XAC/X51 - "Strenghthening capacities of the GUAM Member States to cooperate at the national and regional levels in combating money-laundering as well as in seizing and confiscating crime proceeds"
The project seeks to promote a regional approach to counter money laundering in the GUAM Member States (Ukraine, Moldova,Georgia and Azerbaijan) and, at the same time, to strengthen inter-agency cooperation of these States at the national levels. This two-folded objective will be achieved through a) reviewing national inter-agency cooperation mechanisms in each country and recommending their improvement based on best practices of the countries with the advanced AML regimes that will be shared among GUAM relevant national authorities, b) increasing the effectiveness of both law enforcement and judicial international cooperation in money laundering and asset forfeiture casework by conducting relevant regional workshops and c) providing personal networking opportunities to very senior anti-money laundering policy makers, FIU, law enforcement and judicial personnel.