Niue to join UN anti-corruption treaty on 2 November

Niue became the 183rd country of the world to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on 3 October. The Convention enters into force in Niue on 2 November. 

The United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) project welcomed the accession of Niue, which comes ahead of the biennial Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Vienna, Austria from 6 November.

“UN-PRAC acknowledges the hard work by the Niue Government, Parliament, civil society, private sector and media over the past four years to officially sign UNCAC,” said UN-PRAC Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser Maria Adomeit. 

“Niue has taken its anti-corruption commitments seriously and sees engagement with UNCAC as a positive pathway to further integrity in the island State,” said UN-PRAC Anti-Corruption Specialist Mihaela Stojkoska.

In August, Niue’s Ministers and parliamentarians undertook an intensive workshop with UN-PRAC on anti-corruption implementation and oversight, building on previous workshops and engagement along with civil society, the public service, youth and other citizens.

Niue’s Hon. Dalton Tagelagi, Minister of Natural Resources will attend the Conference of the States Parties along with other Pacific representatives, including H.E Taneti Mamau, the President of Kiribati.

Highlighting the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the primacy of the anti-corruption goal, SDG16, UN-PRAC will present a special side-event at the Vienna CoSP featuring President Mamau and other Pacific delegates on Making SDG 16 Count in the Pacific.

The Australian Government is supporting the UN-PRAC Project, a four-year project in the 15 Pacific nations being implemented by UNODC and UNDP.

For more information, or media interviews please contact:

Nadya Vaa, UNDP Communication Officer, tel: (685) 23670.
Maria Adomeit, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, UNODC.
Mihaela Stojkoska, Anti-Corruption Specialist, UNDP.


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