As custodian of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the world's only universal anti-corruption instrument, UNODC is best placed to assist governments in strengthening their legal and regulatory regimes to fi ght corruption, e.g. by strengthening judicial integrity, supporting national anti-corruption agencies, and providing advice to financial intelligence units to tackle fi nancial crimes such as money-laundering. UNODC also helps governments strengthen their capacity to recover stolen assets.