Media advisory: CW urges SA COSP group to intensify anti-corruption efforts

Corruption Watch, ahead of the gathering next week in Atlanta, US, of the 10th session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Conference of the States Parties (COSP), today issued an open letter urging the South African delegation to intensify its anti-corruption efforts. The letter outlines the areas that require urgent intervention and implementation.  Read more >

Twenty years of UNCAC: uniting the world against corruption

International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is held annually on 9 December – this year, activists and policy-makers commemorate a special anniversary. The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the world’s first and only legally binding anti-corruption instrument, is 20 years old. The anniversary is also the theme for this year’s IACD – UNCAC at 20: Uniting the Read more >

Fast-tracking the fight against corruption in Southern Africa

First published on the UN Office on Drugs and Crime “Corruption threatens our security. It drives organised crime. It corrodes our economy. It crushes opportunities for development. And it traps people in cycles of inequality and poverty,” said UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) executive director Ghada Waly in her message on International Anti-Corruption Read more >

IACD 2022 promotes all-of-society approach to anti-corruption

Today, 9 December, the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). This year’s theme is UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption, and it also marks the beginning of the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Corruption is intertwined in most of the challenges that today’s world faces – challenges Read more >

Corruption as an enabler of wildlife, forest and fisheries crime: part 5

With so many lucrative avenues for criminals to choose from nowadays, the fact that international wildlife crime (IWT) and the smuggling of wildlife products continues to increase is a measure of the vast sums of money to be made from this illegal practice. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), for example, which it spelled out in its 2020 World Wildlife Crime Report, “the Read more >