Corruption Resources

UNITED NATIONS CYBERCRIME RESOURCES

Cybercrime is an evolving form of transnational crime. The complex nature of the crime as one that takes place in the border-less realm of cyberspace is compounded by the increasing involvement of organized crime groups. Perpetrators of cybercrime and their victims can be located in different regions, and its effects can ripple through societies around the world, highlighting the need to mount an urgent, dynamic and international response.

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UNITED NATIONS E-LEARNING TOOL

This e-learning tool is a joint product of the UN Global Compact and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. It uses six interactive learning modules to further the audience’s understanding of the UN Global Compact’s 10th principle against corruption and the UN Convention against Corruption as it applies to the private sector. The tool is targeted at everyone who acts on behalf of a company. Each module only lasts about five minutes, providing a quick and effective way of learning. And it is fun too!

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UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION

The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The Convention’s far-reaching approach and the mandatory character of many of its provisions make it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem. The vast majority of United Nations Member States are parties to the Convention.

UNODC MONEY LAUNDERING, PROCEEDS OF CRIME AND THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM

Money laundering is the processing of criminal proceeds to disguise their illegal origin. This process is of critical importance, as it enables the criminal to enjoy these profits without jeopardising their source. Through the Global Programme, UNODC encourages States to develop policies to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism, monitors and analyses related problems and responses, raises public awareness about money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and acts as a coordinator of initiatives carried out jointly by the United Nations and other international organizations.

THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE

The Global Initiative is an independent civil-society organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a globally dispersed Secretariat and a high-level advisory board. Its network members include prominent law-enforcement, governance and development practitioners who are dedicated to seeking new and innovative strategies and responses to organized crime. The Global Initiative was born from a series of high-level, off the record discussions between mainly (though not exclusively) law-enforcement officials from both developed and developing countries in New York in 2011–12.

UNODC CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Crime prevention and criminal justice strategies must be gender-responsive, human rights compliant and respect the rule of law. Acting as the custodian of the UN standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, which promote and protect human rights in the administration of justice, UNODC assists Member States in reforming their criminal justice systems in order to be effective, fair and humane for the entire population. UNODC Justice Section (Division for Operations) supports the development of new or revision of existing standards and norms, and the promotion of their use and application.

BASEL LEARN

Our online learning platform, Basel LEARN, is designed to help law enforcement, anti-money laundering and compliance professionals gain new skills to fight financial crime. It offers a host of free interactive online courses and other practical guidelines. It’s also our base for virtual delivery of training courses led by our International Centre for Asset Recovery and other teams.

BASEL INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ASSET RECOVERY

https://baselgovernance.org/asset-recovery

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) at the Basel Institute on Governance works with countries around the world to strengthen their capacities to recover illicit assets. We place particular emphasis on hands-on mentoring on investigation methods and confiscation and prosecution strategies, as well as international cooperation. The aim is two-fold: to build capacity and effectively progress cases to the stage of recovery.

Basel:

  • support legislative and institutional reform processes;
  • develop and deliver tailor-made training;
  • work with other international organisations to advance innovation and global policy dialogue on asset recovery.

BASEL INSTITUTE OF GOVERNANCE WEBSITE

Basel Institute of Governance website

THE FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE (FATF) MUTUAL EVALUATIONS

The FATF Mutual Evaluations are peer reviews on an ongoing basis of each FATF member to assess its compliance with and implementation of the FATF Recommendations. The FATF Recommendations are global standards against money laundering and terrorist financing, and include recommendations such as criminalising money laundering, application of targeted financial sanctions related to terrorism and terrorist financing, the monitoring of financial secrecy laws, among numerous others.

FATF Mutual Evaluations