Civil society in the fight against corruption

UNODC bolsters the capacity and engagement of civil society, especially from developing countries, by delivering training to Civil Society Organizations on UNCAC and its review mechanism.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) recognizes the role of civil society in combating corruption under its Article 13, by calling on governments to increase transparency, improve public access to information, as well as to promote public contribution to government decision-making processes. UNODC also supports Civil Society Organization engagement in intergovernmental meetings and provides the necessary tools for them to work constructively with their governments and the private sector on UNCAC implementation.