VIENNA, 17th July, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE has participated in the 7th session of the Implementation Review Group of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, held at the headquarters of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.
As a party to the convention, the UAE official delegation was formed by the State Audit Institution, the central authority that follows up on implementation of the convention in the state.
The participants discussed the substantive issues related to the convention, including a review of its implementation.
The UAE was selected to participate in the process of reviewing the implementation of the convention in the fourth year of the second review cycle, which will usher in the beginning of the 10th session of the Implementation Review Group in 2019.
Also, the UAE, along with the Republic of Jamaica, was selected to carry out the review of the implementation of the Republic of Panama in regard to relevant chapters of the convention in the first year of the second review cycle, which actually began with the start of the current session of the Implementation Review Group this year.
The 7th session concluded with the endorsement of a report containing the results of its current session after the approval of states that ratified the convention, including the UAE, with the aim of presenting the resolutions to the Conference of the States Parties, which will be held next year at the headquarters of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a multilateral convention negotiated by members of the United Nations. It is the first global legally binding international anti-corruption instrument.