Information Note: Holistic integrity frameworks to address corruption
Dec 18, 2020
Corruption is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon, which hinders development and undermines the security of societies. Combating corruption in all its forms requires a response that is holistic, multi-disciplinary, co-ordinated and goes beyond the traditional public-private sector divide.
In recognition of the adverse impact of corruption on development and security, nearly all Pacific Island countries have either ratified or acceded to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. UNCAC is the only legally binding, global anti-corruption instrument. The Convention was adopted by the General Assembly in October 2003 and entered into force in December 2005. To date, there are 187 States parties to UNCAC, representing a ground breaking commitment to tackle corruption.
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