Corruption poses significant threats to countries around the world. It weakens institutions, erodes trust and threatens
the economy by undermining fair competition and discouraging investment and trade. Corruption disproportionately affects disadvantaged
groups, specifically the poor, preventing social inclusion, promoting inequality and inhibiting prosperity. The international
community has recognized that tackling corruption is vital for sustaining economic stability and growth, maintaining the security
of society, protecting human rights, reducing poverty, protecting the environment for future generations and addressing serious
and organized crime.
The project entitled “Fast-Tracking the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)” has
enabled the creation of four Regional Platforms across the world to prevent and combat corruption in the South East Asia,
Eastern Africa, South America and Mexico as well as in Southern Africa through effective implementation of UNCAC in support
of SDG 16.