Monday, March 24, 2014

FSM Hosts UN Review Team on Fighting Corruption

FSM DOJ (March 24, 2014): This week of March 24, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia is hosting a review team of experts from Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to consider its implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In 2012, when the FSM became a State party to this Convention, it also joined the intergovernmental peer review process that currently focuses on Chapter III (criminalization and law enforcement) and Chapter IV (international cooperation) of the Convention. This process will help identify the FSM’s successes and good practices in these areas as well as its challenges.
The review team is expected to meet with a range of stakeholders, including the Department of Justice, National Police (including the Financial Intelligence Unit and the Transnational Crime Unit), Office of the Public Auditor, Department of Foreign Affairs, the judiciary, banking institutions, and others.
Fighting corruption is multi-dimensional and requires the participation of everyone to defeat it. The Government looks forward to receiving the findings and recommendations of the review team to help in the fight against corruption in the FSM.
In addition to being under review, the FSM also participates in the review of other countries. This year, the FSM is participating in the review of Qatar.
The sharing of international experiences is important to understanding and fighting corruption nationally, regionally, and globally. The FSM is proud to be a part of this important process.

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