“After 15 years of implementation of UNCAC, to which all 14 Pacific Island Countries are State parties, the UNGASS Political Declaration will reaffirm our common commitment to end impunity for corruption offences and shape the global anti-corruption agenda on how to prevent and fight corruption and to strengthen international cooperation going forwards,” said the Deputy Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Julien Garsany.
The UNGASS recognizes the need for a whole-of-society approach to tackling corruption and UN-PRAC has supported pre-UNGASS engagement plus side event involvement by Pacific youth, media and parliamentarians.
Solomon Islands’ youth integrity entrepreneur Millicent Barty, a keynote speaker at the UNGASS Youth Forum side event, saw the online meeting of 1,000 world youth as an excellent opportunity to weave in our Pacific youth voice into international youth engagement in combating corruption.
“I could carry the "My Integrity is NOT for Sale" message from our small corner of the world and shed light on Pacific youth when it comes to ethical consumption choices, exercising businesses with integrity, and how we can explore and harness mentorship as a tool to encourage more young people to join the fight against corruption,” said Ms. Barty.
The UN-PRAC Project is a joint initiative by UNODC and UNDP supported by the Australian and New Zealand Governments.
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