BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTS AGAINST CORRUPTION
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the sole universal legal instrument designed to prevent and fight corruption in both the public and private sectors. Adopted in 2003 and nearing universal ratification, UNCAC is helping to build a global approach to combating corruption with common anti-corruption standards and activities applicable to the widest spectrum of society, including the business community. The United Nations and its Member States have given the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the responsibility to help translate the commitments of UNCAC into actions. An important part of UNODC’s mission is to help the private sector strengthen its involvement with anti-corruption activities globally and level the playing field for businesses around the world.