Break the Corruption Chain

In 2015, UNODC ROCA continued to provide tailored anti-corruption technical assistance activities at the global, regional and national levels. Considering a cross cutting nature of corruption that can pervade different aspects of life and spread across the regions, UNODC pursued a holistic approach in delivering its services. At the strategic level, Regional Office for Central Asia set anti-corruption assistance as one of the priority areas of action for the period 2015-2019. 

Specialized national and interregional training events and meetings on financial investigations, money-laundering and asset recovery were held in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Iran. Those events equipped investigators, prosecutors, financial intelligence unit officers of Central Asia and Southern Caucasus with practical tools and skills to effectively trace suspicious transactions through banking institutions and remittance services, as well as to seize, confiscate and recover the proceeds of crime. They also allowed criminal justice practitioners to keep pace with technological advancements used by perpetrators in committing money laundering offences through the use of electronic money or virtual currencies.

In Kyrgyzstan, UNODC conducted anti-corruption assessments of the draft Criminal Procedure Code and Criminal Executive Code in order to minimize corruption risks. It also promoted increased internal and external oversight of the police and helped the Ministry of Interior to launch a new database for a better collection and analysis on disciplinary measures against police officers who violate the law and internal rules of conduct.

In 2014-2015, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan underwent first-cycle country reviews through the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  The first cycle of the review targeted the monitoring of the implementation of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International cooperation). The UNCAC implementation reviews in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan coincided with the third round of monitoring of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan in the framework of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN).

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