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Parliamentarians Advancing Anti-Corruption through UNCAC
Description/achievement of initiative

To strengthen the capacity, engagement, and mechanisms for parliamentary oversight of national Pacific countries' integrity and anti-corruption through the UN Convention Against Corruption and with integrity to attain national development priorities, with specific reference to the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 16 calls on Member States to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. This places parliaments at the forefront of the SGDs’ implementation and monitoring.

Implementation methodologies

GOPAC and all the Pacific parliaments already have a relationship through individual membership of GOPAC by parliamentarians and through dedicated chapters – GOPAC Kiribati, GOPAC Cook Islands, GOPAC Tonga, GOPAC New Zealand and GOPAC Australia. Chapters are in formation in Niue, Nauru and Tuvalu. GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

GOPAC and UNDP have already partnered to produce a Toolkit for Parliamentarians on UNCAC Implementation which is used in Induction and follow up workshops. GOPAC and all the Pacific parliaments already have a relationship through individual membership of GOPAC by parliamentarians and through dedicated chapters – GOPAC Kiribati, GOPAC Cook Islands, GOPAC Tonga, GOPAC New Zealand and GOPAC Australia. Chapters are in formation in Niue, Nauru and Tuvalu. GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Partner(s)

Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project UNDP UNODC National Democratic Institute
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 5
Goal 10
Goal 16
Goal 17
2019
Parliamentarian participation in CoSP8, 2019
2019
Parliamentarian participation in CoSP8, 2019
December/2016
Workshops on UNCAC for Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Samoa Parliaments
July/2016
Facilitating two pilot workshops and writing the two country reports
June/2015
Development of the toolkit on UNCAC engagement
June/2017
Formalise Parliaments of Niue and Tonga signing UNCAC
June/2018
Formalise Parliaments of Niue and Tonga signing UNCAC
November/2017
Pacific parliamentarians to participate in CoSP 2017
October 2018
IACC presentation: Parliamentarians Acting Now in Partnerships
Financing (in USD)
35,000 USD
In-kind contribution
GOPAC staff and parliamentarians

Basic information
Time-frame: June/2015 - December 2030
Partners
Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project UNDP UNODC National Democratic Institute
Countries
Contact information
John Hyde, Secretary, gopacau@gmail.com
United Nations