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UNODC supports Grenada with Awareness Raising Week on Preventing and Combating Corruption

From 11 to 15 July 2016, staff of the Regional Anti-Corruption Academy for Central America and the Caribbean (ARAC) and the Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC ROPAN) visited Granada in order to implement a series of anti-corruption activities.

In this regard, technical assistance was provided under the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) concerning the self-assessments of the first and second cycles.

On another hand, a televised town hall meeting took place, to raise awareness on the prevention and fight against corruption. In this sense, the audience and radio listeners had the opportunity to address questions related to this topic live.

Throughout the week, trainings were delivered on "Anti-Corruption Concepts and Development", "The UNCAC Offenses", "The United Nations Convention against Corruption and its Interpretation in line with Human Rights", "Wildlife Crime, the links to Corruption, Transnational Organized Crime and Money Laundering", "Corruption and the link to Human Trafficking", as well as a workshop on "Assets Declarations, Illicit Enrichment and the Conflict of Interest".

The events were moderated by Virginia de Abajo Marques, UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor and Cristina Ritter, Legal Expert of UNODC. It was attended by Mr. Robert Branch, focal point of the Implementation Review Mechanism in Granada and approximately 120 representatives of government institutions and civil society.