Tonga Parliament aim to boost anti-corruption efforts



13 May 2015 – Parliamentarians in Tonga begin a two-day workshop today to build their capacity to advance good governance and boost anti-corruption efforts.

Tonga is one of the five remaining Pacific nations yet to sign onto the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), and the two-day workshop under the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project is working with Tonga’s Parliamentarians to strengthen their understanding of UNCAC and parliamentary oversight.

The workshop is a partnership between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)) and the Parliament of Tonga assisting in this workshop.

“One of the aims of the UN-PRAC Project is to strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island countries to prevent and fight corruption through the UNCAC framework,” said Annika Wythes, Anti-Corruption Adviser – Pacific, UNODC.

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