Monday, December 11, 2006

Yesterday in Amman, Jordan began the Conference of States Parties for the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). This meeting and the series of meetings to follow it will set out means and goals for fulfilling the requirements of the convention, and will set up sanctions rules and establish how monitoring will be achieved. (UN) (the event)

Today's meetings will allow attendees to discuss the way forward for implementing the convention, and in the coming days asset recovery, technical assistance, and setting up a second States Parties meeting will also be discussed.
Transparency International's recommendations for the conference include calling for civil society involvement in the convention's monitoring mechanism, and that asset recovery and monitoring processes be transparent to allow for full accountability. GOPAC is also holding a side event to inform attending parliamentarians to the conference about key issues on the table.

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