UN ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE

Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

St. Petersburg: 2-6 November 2015

The Conference is the world's largest anti-corruption gathering and brings together people from Member States, parliaments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and the media. How States can better tackle corruption will be discussed alongside reviewing the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument.

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/887

Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (COSP6) reinforces message that corruption's elimination is essential to the new sustainable development agenda

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 6 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - Addressing participants at the COSP6 closing, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said today that the Sustainable Development Goals had given the UN Convention against Corruption "renewed purpose and energy".

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Statement

UNIS/CP/886

Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, at the closing of the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 6 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - I am pleased to address you at the closing of the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption-COSP6. Over the last five days, your discussions have done much to continue the global fight against corruption and bribery.

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Factsheet

UNIS/CP/885

Corruption and the private sector

"The private sector also has a crucial role. Good behaviour is good business. Business groups can convert anti-corruption action into firm support for sustainable development. I call on everyone to help end corruption, and come together for global fairness and equity. The world and its people can no longer afford, nor tolerate, corruption."

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/884

Special event: Corruption Challenges to the Looting, Trafficking and Sale of Cultural Heritage

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 5 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - I am pleased to be here today, at this important event. Trafficking in cultural property and the need to protect our common cultural heritage have increasingly come to the attention of the international community. There is also greater awareness now that trafficking in cultural property is not a victimless crime - it affects communities and humanity as a whole.

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/883

COSP6 event emphasizes parliamentarians' role in global anti-corruption fight

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 5 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - A high-level panel on partnerships against corruption in the Pacific, held today on the margins of COSP6, applauded the commitment of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) in its fight against corruption.

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/882

Side event: 6th Forum of Parliamentarians, Panel 1: Partnerships to Curtail Corruption in the Pacific

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 5 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - Allow me to begin by commending the efforts of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption as it continues to engage with members of parliaments around the world to step up the fight against corruption.

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/881

Education's ability to shape next generation of leaders against corruption hailed at COSP6

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 4 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - In a statement today, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said it was crucial to shape "the minds of the next generations of leaders and thinkers" as part of overall efforts to eliminate corruption.

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/880

Remarks by the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov: Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative Side Event "Combatting Corruption Through Education"

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 4 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/879

Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director: Special event on "Public-private partnership and the fight against corruption"

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 4 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Factsheet

UNIS/CP/878

Review Mechanism for the Anti-Corruption Convention

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 4 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - The commitment of States to prevent and combat corruption at the global level is demonstrated by the successful operation of the review mechanism for the anti-corruption convention. The establishment and successful operation of this effective intergovernmental process is a significant achievement.

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/877

Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director: Special event on "Countering corruption and the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals"

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/876

Tackling corruption, illicit financial flows and stolen assets critical to development, says UNODC Chief at COSP6

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - Speaking today at a side-event at the Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (COSP6) in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, hailed the identification of corruption and bribery as a target under Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Factsheet

UNIS/CP/875

Corruption as impediment to sustainable development to be discussed in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - More than 1,000 participants are in Russia this week for the world's largest anti-corruption gathering. The Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP6) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is being held in St. Petersburg from 2-6 November 2015.

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/874

Opening Remarks of the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Wu Hongbo: Side Event On Countering Corruption And The Implementation Of The 2030 Agenda And Sustainable Development Goals

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/873

Remarks of the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Wu Hongbo: Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP6) to the UN Convention against Corruption, St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/872

Joint Statement of the Executive Director Yury Fedotov of UNODC and the Secretary-General of CITES John Scanlon on corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - As the world turns to realising the new development agenda with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, we are concerned that spiralling wildlife and forest crime, fuelled by corrosive corruption, can impede vital progress.

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/871

Presentation by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES: Special high-level event on corruption and illegal trade in wildlife: 'Addressing the Nexus Between Illegal Wildlife and Forestry Trade and Corruption'

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - Corruption is "an insidious plague" that is present in the wildlife sector just as it is in other sectors, indeed in virtually any form of human activity.

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/870

Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director: Special event on "Addressing the nexus between illegal wildlife and forestry trades and corruption"

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Remarks

UNIS/CP/869

Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director: Special event on "Practice of public-private partnership in anti-corruption"

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 3 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Press Release

UNIS/CP/868

Global anti-corruption conference opens with simple message: To achieve sustainable development, we must end corruption

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 2 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - "The world counts on you to take bold decisions and act decisively to strengthen the global fight against corruption and bribery," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world's largest anti-corruption forum today in an opening message.

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Opening Remarks

UNIS/CP/867

Remarks of the UNODC Executive Director: Opening of the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 2 November 2015 (UN Information Service)

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Factsheet

UNIS/CP/866

Eliminating corruption is crucial to sustainable development

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 1 November 2015 (UN Information Service) - Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. It is a key obstacle to progress and prosperity, hurting poor people disproportionately.

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Media Advisory

UNIS/CP/865

Press Conference

Media Representatives are invited to attend the Press Conference during the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in St. Petersburg on 2 November 2015 at 1.15 p.m.

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Press release

UNIS/CP/864

World's biggest anti-corruption conference takes place in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 30 October 2015 (UN Information Service) - Next week more than one thousand participants will meet in the Russian Federation to discuss efforts to tackle corruption around the world, at the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP6) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

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