- September 22, 2021
- Posted by: Anja Suvalija
- Category: RAI News
Under the auspices of the SEE-TAC, the in-person Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and its Review Mechanism was organized on September 20-22, in Belgrade, Serbia.
The workshop brought together 28 civil society, private sector, government representatives from the Western Balkans and Moldova, as well as experts from the UNCAC Coalition and the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative.
During the workshop, participants were given the opportunity to discuss how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can be better involved in the implementation of the UNCAC, the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument that promotes the active participation of civil society in the prevention and fight against corruption.
Experts also presented ways for CSOs to actively participate in the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM), which assists States parties to effectively implement the Convention. The workshop also included presentations on corruption-prevention mechanisms and their application in practice, including the presentation of the new regional cooperation instrument – the International Treaty on Exchange of Data for the Verification of Asset Declarations.
Another exceptional characteristic of this workshop is the fact it brings together representatives of the public, civil and private sectors together, providing them with a unique opportunity to establish connections and recognize potential areas of joint action. The means and support for establishing cross-sectoral partnerships in implementing the anti-corruption awareness raining initiatives are also available under the SEE-TAC programme through an active call for applications.