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Myanmar becomes the 165th State Party to UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

Yangon (Myanmar), 10 January 2013
- In a significant step forward for the region, Myanmar became the latest State Party to the UN anti-corruption framework on 20 December 2012 by ratifying the UNCAC. The Convention will enter into force for Myanmar on 19 January 2013.

The Convention provides Myanmar with a comprehensive framework to fight corruption through preventive measures, law enforcement and international cooperation and asset recovery. Adoption of the Convention coincided with President Thein Sein announcement of "a third phase of reform" targeting corruption in the country.

This move is also important as now, the ASEAN community as a whole is fully covered by the convention. In September 2012, UNODC supported by UNDP held an UNCAC Pre-Ratification Workshop for a group of high-level Myanmar officials in Nay Pyi Taw.