The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003, at UN Headquarters in New York.
It is the only universal anti-corruption treaty with 190 parties. UNCAC is a comprehensive tool for preventing and combating corruption, fostering international cooperation, and aiding in asset recovery.
Member States reaffirmed their strong commitment to UNCAC at the Special Session of the General Assembly against corruption in June 2021, recognizing its important role in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
The upcoming high-level event, commemorating UNCAC's 20th anniversary at the UN Headquarters in New York, provides an opportunity to reflect on its profound global impact. UNCAC has been instrumental in reshaping the landscape of anti-corruption efforts. The event highlights its crucial contribution to advancing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the domains of peace, security, and sustainable development. Additionally, the event fosters discussions on the effective implementation of UNCAC by State Parties, with support from the UN system, facilitating the exchange of valuable best practices and lessons learned.
Video message by Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the General Assembly
Video message by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General
Opening remarks by the co-sponsors
H.E. Ms. Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, chargé d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Mexico
Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of UNODC
Session 1. Addressing Corruption in post-conflict, peace building and peacekeeping settings - How can UNCAC implementation support peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts?H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alwasil, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia
Session 2. UNCAC as a driver of development - What more can we do to leverage UNCAC implementation to foster development?
H.E. Ms. Leonor Zalabata Torres, Permanent Representative of Colombia
H.E. Mr. Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam
Mr. Haoliang Xu, Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP
Ms. Delphine Schantz, Representative, UNODC Liaison Office in New York