Global Advocacy and Awareness


Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure. Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts. The 2017 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the premier anti-corruption advocacy and networking forum in the world. It brings together approximately 2000 people – political leaders, heads of state, officials, anti-corruption activists, development actors and representatives of private sector – to discuss issues, share and inspire ideas, exchange lessons learned and devise a way forward to address corruption, and promote transparency, accountability and integrity. The conference is organized by the IACC Council and Transparency International in collaboration with the government of the host country. The first conference was held in 1983 in Washington DC and subsequent conferences were held every two years under a new theme.
Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune to this crime. The global campaign “Corruption: An impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals” focuses on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.
Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Pursuant to article 63 of the Convention, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption was established to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States parties to achieve the objectives set forth in the Convention and to promote and review its implementation.

Find here documents related to the 5th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.