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NCJ Number: 237737 Find in a Library
Title: Technical Assistance in Support of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption
Corporate Author: United Nations Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Date Published: August 2011
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Amman, Jordan
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: CAC/COSP/2011/10
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: This background paper prepared by the Secretariat for the fourth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption focuses on technical assistance needed by States parties to assist in the implementation of the Convention provisions.
Abstract: This paper presents an overview of the delivery of technical assistance by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) based on identified needs of the States parties. The first results from the Implementation Review Mechanism show the need for technical assistance to aid the full and effective implementation of the Convention. Although the focus should be on prioritizing and ensuring responses to the needs identified through the Mechanism of Review, there are additional needs for technical assistance in areas outside the current review cycle, such as prevention and asset recovery. The suggested approach for meeting technical assistance needs involves action at the global level, particularly through the development of technical tools and guides. In addition, action should be taken at the regional level through the placement of regional advisers and the organization of regional and subregional capacity-building workshops and tailored legal support and capacity-building programs at the national level. Other suggestions for improving the provision of technical assistance for implementing the Convention include inviting all technical assistance providers to enhance their coordination and cooperation in order to maximize impact and avoid duplication. Another suggestion is to call upon States parties to ensure that technical assistance provided directly to a country on a bilateral basis is framed using the Convention. This multiplies the impact of the assistance provided.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; International agreements; International cooperation; International organizations; Technical assistance plans; Technical assistance resources; United Nations (UN); United Nations standards
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