The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular its Goal 16, provides answers to address the scourge of corruption. As the only legally binding instrument in tackling corruption, the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has a far-reaching scope. The mandatory character of many of its provisions makes it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to this global problem.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched in 2013, has become one of the largest international cooperation platforms for economic development and international investment, a primary engine for bolstering economic growth and an essential component for attaining 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
In order to enhance synergies between promoting sustainable development through the implementation of UNCAC and mitigating corruption risks in relation to international investment projects under BRI, UNODC has launched a project entitled "Fostering sustainable development by supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt”, funded by the United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund.
Sixteen countries situated along the Silk Road Economic Belt joined this project, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Georgia, Greece, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
Anti-corruption policies and laws of participating countries.
Relevant tools and guides related to fighting corruption in international investment projects.
The Network aims to promote information exchange, peer learning and capacity-building in preventing and combating corruption in large-scale international investment projects.