UNODC marks the International Anti-Corruption Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 December 2022, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, the UNODC Programme Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in collaboration with the Asset Management Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AMA FBIH), celebrated anti-corruption efforts across the country. The event also served as a platform to promote the launch of the current United Nations campaign "UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption" which aims to promote the prevention of corruption and transparency and further strengthen institutions globally in the midst of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

On this occasion, representatives of the judicial and law enforcement institutions and agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with representatives of the European Union Delegation, the German Development Agency (GIZ), and other international partners recognized the efforts made in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the ratification of UNCAC in 2006. The participants recognized the achievements and progress made by the AMA FBIH in previous years; all made possible primarily through training and capacity building of all institutions involved in the asset recovery process.

The International Anti-Corruption Day 2022 gathered anti-corruption bodies and practitioners to reflect on what UNCAC has meant for global and local efforts to tackle corruption and what gaps remain to ensure Bosnia and Herzegovina has a strong anti-corruption mechanism for the years ahead. Present officials of the judicial and law enforcement representatives made commitment to address some of the current challenges in asset recovery and improve overall work, including strengthening cooperation among governmental and judicial institutions, and international partners.

UNODC supports the region’s anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts under the overall framework of the Regional Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance Roadmap, implemented with the generous support of the Government of the United Kingdom.