2 March 2016 - In recent days, the UNODC Global eLearning Programme launched a new Anti-Corruption course on its Learning Management System. This course consists of two eLearning modules - "Introduction to Anti-corruption" and "Advanced Anti-corruption: Prevention of Corruption". The modules have been designed by UNODC anti-corruption experts aiming to improve the learners' understanding of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
UNODC's Global eLearning Programme is a knowledge platform available to law enforcement officials across the world. The Programme's courses address current security threats such as transnational organized crime, illicit drugs, human trafficking, and migrant smuggling, as well as border and container control, forensics, and human rights, among other subjects.
In the new Anti-Corruption course, the first eLearning module, "Introduction to Anti-Corruption", provides an overview of UNCAC. Learners will be able to better understand what corruption is and the social and economic consequences it can have. The module further explains how UNCAC, as the only global, comprehensive, legally binding anti-corruption instrument, can provide a fundamental legal framework for the fight against corruption across the world.
The second module, "Advanced Anti-Corruption: Prevention of Corruption", provides learners with a more thorough understanding of preventive measures enshrined in chapter II of the Convention. Sub-chapters of the module explain, for instance, anti-corruption measures in the procurement process, conflict of interest regulations, steps in the design of anti-corruption strategies and judicial integrity. The modules, which take between one and two hours to complete, entail a small test to assess the participants knowledge increase. Upon completion of each module, learners will receive a certificate.
The Anti-corruption course is available in the Public Area of the UNODC eLearning Platform. This Area consists of awareness raising modules available to any registered user, and contains two modules on Human Rights in English, one module on HIV/AIDS in English and French, and the Anti-corruption course in English. Any member of the general public can register for these modules here. The Anti-Corruption course will be available also in Arabic on mid-February 2016, initially for users in Egypt.
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