FAST-TRACKING UNCAC - Events and activities in 2019

FAST-TRACKING UNCAC EVENTS

19 December 2019 - Abu Dhabi

UNODC-UK event showcases civil society initiatives for implementing UN Convention against Corruption
UNODC Civil Society Team held a special event to showcase the work and testimony of civil society anti-corruption champions through their participation in four UNODC regional platforms to fast-track the implementation of the UNCAC … more

14-18 October 2019 - Livingstone, Zambia

Launch of Regional Platform for Southern Africa to Fast-Track UNCAC implementation
UNODC launched the Regional Platform for Southern Africa on fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation. The participating countries from the region were: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe … more

6-10 May 2019 – Cartagena, Colombia

Launch of Regional Platform for South America and Mexico to Fast-Track UNCAC Implementation
UNODC launched the Regional Platform for South America and Mexico on fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation. Participating countries from the region were: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, as well as Mexico.

SOUTH AMERICA AND MEXICO PLATFORM

14-15 November 2019 - Mexico City

Workshop "Strengthening the protection of whistleblowers in Mexico"
The Secretariat of Public Function (SFP), partnered with UNODC to organize the workshop which gathered approx. 40 participants from public institutions, the private sector and civil society groups, including the Director General in charge of whistleblower protection of the SFP, Ms. Noemí Ramírez Lucero. It included 14 women and 6 international experts … more

7 May 2019 - Cartagena, Colombia

Civil Society links with Governments to Fast-track UNCAC Implementation in Latin America
25 civil society organizations' (CSO) representatives from 10 Latin American countries agreed on recommendations at the Civil Society Roundtable on Fast-tracking UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Implementation in South America and Mexico … more


SOUTH EAST ASIA PLATFORM

19-20 November 2019 - Yangon, Myanmar

Regional workshop: international cooperation on complex, cross-border corruption crimes in Southeast Asia
More than 60 practitioners from financial intelligence units and law enforcement agencies participated in a joint regional training co-hosted by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar, with the aim of discussing coordination and fostering cooperation ...  more

22-23 July 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Regional workshop on transparency of beneficial ownership in Southeast Asia
Representatives of anti-corruption authorities, law enforcement agencies, market and financial institutions supervisory bodies, other relevant state officials and private sector representatives, practitioners and experts from Southeast Asian and other countries and international organizations gathered on the invitation of StAR) Initiative ... more

EASTERN AFRICA PLATFORM

4 - 7 November 2019 - Kampala, Uganda

A regional meeting of procurement’s focal points in East Africa followed by a regional workshop on how to develop, draft and implement standard policies and procedures
1. Public Procurement on the identification and management of red flags suggesting corruption and fraud in procurement
2. Financial Investigations on the development and application of organisational policies and procedures within Anti-Corruption bodies
Participants discussed the draft of the guide and practical modalities for regional information sharing, particularly on debarment.

6 and 7 November 2019 - Kampala, Uganda

Regional workshop on how to develop, draft and implement standard policies and procedures
1. Public Procurement to develop a National level Working Group on Public Procurement and a regional toolkit for combatting corruption in public procurement
2. Whistleblower Protection to apply lessons learned from international best practice in the Ugandan context

20-25 October 2019 - Arusha, Tanzania

National workshops on public procurement and whistleblower protection
1. Public Procurement to follow up with the new national level working group on corruption in public procurement to provide training and assess progress
2. Whistleblower Protection to follow up to April session, especially to provide training and to assess and assist with progress on implementation on development of Tanzanian Regulations

26-28 August 2019 - Kigali, Rwanda

National Workshop on public procurement to assess Rwanda’s e-procurement system, develop a National level Working Group on Public Procurement and a regional toolkit for combatting corruption in public procurement

23 April 2019 - Arusha, Tanzania

National Workshops on whistleblower protection and public procurement
1. Whistleblower Protection to apply to the Tanzania’s context lessons learned from international best practice and to develop the relevant Regulations on whistleblower protection
2. Public Procurement to establish a National level Working Group on Public Procurement and a regional toolkit for combatting public procurement

18 – 22 March 2019 - Juba, South Sudan

National workshop on whistleblower protection and public procurement
National workshop in South Sudan to undertake a gap analysis of the standard operating procedures in the investigation’s unit of the anti-corruption commission and needs assessments with all relevant national authorities and development partners on whistleblower protection and public procurement.

20 to 23 March 2018 - Arusha, Tanzania

Back to back workshops on public procurement and whistleblower protection
A follow up to the workshop in Fast-Tracking the Implementation of UNCAC, Implementation of the recommendations.