Business Objectives for UNCAC, Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Statement by the Global Business Community to the Second Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 28 January – 1 February 2008.
Representatives of the global business community participating in the Second Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 28 January-1 February 2008, are pleased to submit the following statement on what business considers as fundamental conditions which have to be fulfilled to ensure the successful implementation of UNCAC.
The First Conference of the Sates Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption agreed “that it [was] necessary to establish an appropriate and effective mechanism to assist in the review of the implementation of [UNCAC]”. It decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on monitoring and requested this working group to make recommendations to the Second Conference.
Business considers that the necessary preparatory work has been done and therefore expects the States Parties now to act decisively and swiftly on the establishment of an effective follow-up monitoring program, as business is convinced that the Convention’s success will depend on the existence of a realistic mechanism for controlling the effective and consistent implementation of UNCAC’s provisions on the ground.