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Pacific journalists learn about UNCAC at combating corruption workshop

Over 30 journalists from Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu recently participated in a two-day workshop on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Awareness Training for Pacific Media in Tonga. The training provided insights into the Convention and the work of the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) project. In doing so, the training aimed to build the capacity of selected journalists to prevent, detect and investigate cases of corruption through greater awareness of UNCAC and the media’s role as a non-state actor. Continue reading

Pacific youth to discuss ways to address corruption at regional forum

Over 40 representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries will gather in Nadi, Fiji from 22-24 February 2015 for the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption, a unique event that will bring together young Pacific leaders between the ages of 18 to 25 to examine possible ways to address corruption. The forum will provide youth the opportunity to raise awareness on corruption and its negative impacts in their respective countries; express their views about practical ways to fight corruption; form an intra-regional network for active participation and engagement; and provide participants with the tools and incentives to become strong supporters and advocates of anti-corruption initiatives. Continue reading

UN Gears Up to Fight Corruption in the Pacific

A view of mangrove shoots planted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others on Tarawa, an atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.   Mr. Ban made an official visit to the area to discuss local people’s concerns about the effects of climate change on this low-lying land. 05 September 2011 Tarawa, KiribatiThe impact of corruption and the challenge of fighting corruption are well known to citizens and observers of the Pacific. In recognizing the importance of fighting corruption, the United Nations has commenced a 4 year USD4.3 million Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project. The Project, funded by the Australian Agency for Continue reading

Financial Transparency In Extractive Industry Critical to Reducing Potential for Corruption

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Africa Progress Panel, addresses via video conference the Council’s debate on conflict prevention and natural resources. 19 June 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe current of wealth from the world’s abundant natural resources was too often diverted away from populations in need, instead feeding conflicts and corruption, and leading to human rights abuses and environmental damage, warned a number of high-level speakers as they briefed the Security Council. Continue reading