UNDP helps Viet Nam better corruption fight
VGP - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on October 18 launched a new project to improve Viet Nam’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The project is supported by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs under the US Department of State, and the UNDP's Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies (ACPIS) Global Program.
Part of the project, sponsored by the Norwegian Government through the ACPIS program, aims to improving anti-corruption and transparency in the health sector in Viet Nam.
The 27-month project is expected to help enhance capacity of anti-corruption agencies in effective measurement and monitoring of sustainable development goal (SDG) anticorruption targets, and increase participation of the society in anti-corruption fight.
It targets to strengthen anti-corruption legal framework and law enforcement in the implementation of UNCAC commitments and recommendations on preventive measures and asset recovery; and improve capacity in good governance, transparency, and integrity in public health procurement in Viet Nam.
The UN Convention Against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument.
UNCAC and its Implementation Review Mechanism have been critical in stimulating anti-corruption reforms and strengthening national commitments to act against corruption.
Viet Nam ratified UNCAC in 2009 and since then has continued strengthening its implementation.