Manila (Philippines), 29 June 2022 - The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) places great importance on strengthening the capacities of national anti-corruption agencies and law enforcement authorities to conduct financial investigations at the national and international levels. This need is becoming more pressing in light of the technological innovation, which allows fast and hardly traceable transfers of funds across the region and globally.
In response to a request from national counterparts, UNODC organized a Training Workshop for Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of Corruption from 27-29 June 2022. The event is the latest of a series of trainings by UNODC in the Philippines, aiming to build capacities around technical investigation and prosecution skills.
The workshop revolved around a simulated corruption scenario, requiring participants to review evidence, conduct preliminary analysis, and develop an investigation plan. From there, participants implemented their plans by charting the evidence, analyzing financial records, preparing relational diagrams, mapping financial flows, and questioning “witnesses” in role plays.
This training was part of activities funded by the Ministry of Justice of Government of the Republic of Korea. Footage (where available) and written summaries of UNODC events are publicly available via our website.
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