The seventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
The seventh session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) starts today, and will be held on 6-10 November 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
A series of special events are held on the side, addressing specific aspects of anti-corruption work. Below are special sessions that may be of interest, especially for practitioners focusing on the Asia-Pacific region:
“Revisiting the Jakarta principles: strengthening anti-corruption agencies’ independence and effectiveness” will be led by Corruption Eradication Commission of Republic of Indonesia (KPK), with the support of UNDP, UNODC, and Transparency International, at Conference Room M03 on Thursday 9 November, 09:00-10:30.
The Jakarta Statement on Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies: https://www.unodc.org/documents/corruption/WG-Prevention/Art_6_Preventive_anti-corruption_bodies/JAKARTA_STATEMENT_en.pdf
“Understanding the links between corruption and violent extremism” will showcase the findings of new research, particularly in Asia and the Sahel region. This session is led by UNDP and UNODC at Conference Room M6 today, 13:30-15:00.
“Making SDG16 count in the Pacific” will demonstrate how UNCAC implementation contributes towards the achievement of SDG 16, particularly in the context of the Pacific and their National Development Policies. This session will be led by UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) project, at Conference Room M6 on Wednesday 8 November, 9:00-10:30.
For the overall programme of the COSP, please visit here: https://www.unodc.org/documents/corruption/COSP7/COSP7_Programme_Flyer.pdf