Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (1 April 2016)

From the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, a joint four-year initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, with support from the Australian Government. Updates shared by Annika Wythes, Luisa Senibulu, Samita Singh, and Mihaela Stojkoska.

Magistrate Anti-Corruption Training. Over 20 magistrates from around the Pacific region are in Port Moresby receiving corruption proceedings training.


PM, Opposition Leader Disagree Over LNG Revenue.
 PNG Opposition Leader Don Polye questioned the Prime Minister on where the monies earned from the PNG LNG gas were being kept.


Politicians face private bribery prosecutions.  Samoa's Minister of Police and Prisons is facing bribery charges filed by the police in a private prosecution case brought against him by an election committee of an unsuccessful candidate.

Solomon Islands:

Ministry of Lands to fight land corruption. The Lands Commissioner believes proactive measures should be taken within the Ministry to uproot the causes of land corruption.

For more information about the UN-PRAC Project, please get in touch with:

  Annika Wythes, Anti-Corruption Adviser - Pacific, UNODC,

  Luisa Senibulu, Governance Programme Associate, UNDP/UNODC,

  Samita Singh, Programme Assistant - Anti-Corruption, UNDP/UNODC,

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