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Published:January 26th, 2008 17:38 EST
UN Convention Against Corruption Holds Second Conference

UN Convention Against Corruption Holds Second Conference

By SOP newswire

The United States is committed to preventing and combating corruption. In recent years we have contributed more than $2.5 million to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime towards implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, as well as over $335 million in the last fiscal year for good governance and anti-corruption assistance on the global level. The United States supports and will be represented at the January 28 to February 1 gathering of Convention signatories and parties in Bali, Indonesia to discuss implementation of the Convention and to advance international efforts to prevent and fight corruption.

The second Conference of the States Parties will discuss ongoing efforts to establish effective asset recovery regimes and to build national capacity to combat corruption. Discussion will address other issues, such as the application of UNCAC principles to international organizations and their officials.

More than 130 countries participated in the two-year negotiations for the UN Convention Against Corruption, which concluded in October 2003. Since that time, 107 nations have become parties to the Convention, including the United States.