Special session of the General Assembly against corruption(2 to 4 June 2021)
Special session of the General Assembly against corruption
United Nations General Assembly resolution 73/191 of December 2018, entitled “Special session of the General Assembly against corruption” (UNGASS 2021) calls for the convening of a special session on challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruptionand strengthen international cooperationin the first half of 2021. As part of UNGASS 2021, Member States will adopt a concise and action-oriented political declaration, agreed upon in advance by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations under the auspices of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The preparatory process for UNGASS 2021 and the political declaration will be highly inclusive, drawing from all relevant representatives of the private sector and civil society.
Corruption remains one of the greatest obstacles to economic and social development, undermining the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable. UNGASS 2021 comes at a crucial time as we pave the way forward to achieving the 2030 Agenda.
It is within this context that our CEO and Executive Director Sanda Ojiambo is pleased to share her conversation with the President of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Volkan Bozkir, on the upcoming Special Session.
In the following 20-minute discussion, H.E. Bozkir will brief the international community and the private sector on the preparatory process leading to the Special Session. H.E. Bozkir and Ms. Ojiambo will also discuss the role of the private sector in supporting international anti-corruption efforts and implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
A Conversation with the President of the UN General Assembly