United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The creation of this document is influenced by the recognition that an effective international legal instrument against corruption is desirable. The Convention is approved by an Ad Hoc Committee and was adopted by the General Assembly by resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003. Its text is focused on the following key issues, related to this social phenomenon:

  • Prevention
  • Criminalization
  • International cooperation
  • Asset recovery

Source: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CAC/index.html

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