Fiji reviews two nations in compliance with UNCAC
July 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Fiji is currently reviewing two nation’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption under the Peer Review Program.
Speaking at the Pacific Parliamentarians Anti Corruption workshop in Nadi yesterday Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji also raised its hand for other countries to review its performance.
“It helps up skill your staff knowing about UNCAC, knowing about the pitfalls and the shortfalls and it provides a particular level of knowledge base that exists within Fiji – but that’s some of the things we’ve done at the international level to build that capacity.”
Fiji was reviewed by France and Serbia in 2009 and USA and Bangladesh in 2011 –subsequently given the thumbs up.
We were then asked to carry out the same exercise for others, with Timor Leste and Nepal out of the way while Antigua and Berbuda are currently being reviewed.
The workshop is aimed at helping Pacific island countries that have not signed up to the UNCAC to do so.