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: Kenya Department for Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs (2009)
Release date: January 2009

Kenya: UNCAC Gap Analysis Report and Implementation Plan

The purpose of this Gap analysis is to ascertain the extent of Kenya's compliance with UNCAC and to design a schedule for full implementation of the Convention.

Author: UNODC
Release date: January 2009

Technical Guide to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The Technical Guide provides a range of policy options and considerations that each State Party needs, or may wish, to take into account in national efforts geared towards implementation of UNCAC. The Guide primarily focuses on the provision of relevant technical advice, tools and examples of good practices to anti-corruption practitioners and authorities, in order to make the articles of the Convention operational. In this sense, it complements the Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the Convention which was drafted for use primarily by legislators and policymakers in States preparing themselves for the ratification and implementation of the Convention.


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