UN Convention against Corruption

UNCAC is the only globally-agreed framework on combating corruption. Learn more about its content and processes, and about related international agreements.

UNCAC sets a comprehensive benchmark for anti-corruption laws, institutions, and actions of ratifying countries. UNCAC commitments can be a valuable basis for national anti-corruption agendas and donor dialogue and assistance, but its range—from anti-corruption agencies to criminalization to asset recovery—also demands priority-setting. The UNCAC review mechanism can shape some priorities, but the specific country context is equally important.

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Civil Society and the UNCAC Review Process: The Review Actors

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Author: World Bank/UNODC
Release date: January 2010

Stolen Asset Recovery: Towards a Global Architecture for Asset Recovery

The international community is well placed to make significant progress in asset recovery, with national authorities having made some progress in developing the institutional and legal structures foreseen under UNCAC. The challenge going forward is to accelerate the pace of implementation of necessary reforms and to translate goodwill into tangible results. The purpose of this policy note is to explore how the international community and national authorities can meet this challenge.

Author: OECD DAC Network on Governance (GOVNET)
Release date: December 2009

Harnessing the Potential of Technical Assistance to Deliver UNCAC

This issues paper is to sets out how technical assistance can better support countries looking to strengthen their anti-corruption institutions and implement UNCAC. It considers how TA provision relates to four country level anti-corruption processes and suggests practical measures needed to improve TA provision. This paper was prepared to inform discussions at the UNCAC Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Technical Assistance (TA) in Vienna, on 18-19 December 2008.


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