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News from the United Nations Anti-Corruption Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

By APO Group
16 December 2021   |   6:00 pm
Download logoThe UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at children and young people; Addressing the gender dimensions of corruption was at the forefront of two special events on Wednesday. “Women deserve to be protected from the disproportionate impact of corruption on their lives, in this time of crisis…

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The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at children and young people; Addressing the gender dimensions of corruption was at the forefront of two special events on Wednesday.

“Women deserve to be protected from the disproportionate impact of corruption on their lives, in this time of crisis more than ever. But they are not just victims but agents of change; the world needs women to help lead the fight against corruption.

“Precisely because of the trials that they face, women are equipped to bring in unique perspectives in building back with integrity after the pandemic.”Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, speaking at a special event at the conference on Women Leaders in Integrity said.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at children and young people. GRACE is a new educational initiative which aims to equip the international community with knowledge & experience working with educators, academics, youth & anti-corruption authorities to foster a culture of rejection of corruption.

Addressing the gender dimensions of corruption was at the forefront of two special events on Wednesday. One looked at how gender equality can be practically anchored in and facilitated through the CoSP processes to promote gender equality through anti-corruption and vice versa.

Another special event focused on how women in business are affected differently by corruption than men, sharing practical experiences from around the world on how after the pandemic, as women entrepreneurs rebuild their businesses, they act as a catalyst for ethical business.

Other topics discussed at special events on Wednesday included tools and best practices for asset recovery, the role of national parliaments and other legislative bodies in preventing and fighting corruption, women as drivers for fair and ethical business, and making progress in the integrity and fight against corruption in post-conflict environments looking at the case study of Somalia.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations In Egypt.