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UN States seek teeth and sting in the corruption fight

From the office of the Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists' Network in Suva

Transnational crime syndicates including those that work in the underworld market of money laundering would have been anxious over moves in the United Nations to add more teeth into its convention against corruption that first came into force in 2005.

This came early in June in New York at the convening for the very first time of a special session of the UN General Assembly focusing solely on corruption, and the adoption of a political declaration that carried the lengthy title of ‘Our Common Commitment to Effectively Addressing Challenges and Implementing Measures to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Strengthen International Cooperation.’

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