8 December 2021
20:00 - 21:30
Virtual Event | Organised by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Pacific Office)
| Held in Suva, Fiji in English
Contact details: [email protected]
Addressing and fighting corruption
The crucial role that law enforcement plays in disrupting the benefactors of corruption is undeniable, including in the Pacific. This aim of this event is to bring together integrity law enforcement champions from across the Pacific to share with a wider audience the successes and challenges they have faced in addressing and fighting corruption, through the Summit for Democracy platform.
The event will be moderated by UNODC, which recently launched the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network). UNODC has worked with law enforcement in the Pacific to tackle corruption for nearly a decade, including through implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and Teieniwa Vision: Pacific Unity Against Corruption, the regional roadmap for addressing corruption endorsed by 18 Pacific Island Forum Leaders.
The panel will consist of the Vanuatu Prosecutor responsible for successfully convicting 14 Members of Parliament for corruption, the Acting Chairman of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Head of the Financial Analysis and Supervision Unit of Papua New Guinea and the Special Prosecutor of Palau. The panel will cover a range of topics varying from how to prosecute those at the top to going after the facilitators of corruption and onto how to operate during COVID-19 that have prevented them from operating ‘as normal’.
2pm 9 December Fiji / 8pm 8 December US EST
- Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network (PACJN) and Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) managing editor, Ms Makereta Komai;
- Public Prosecutor of Vanuatu, Mr. Josaia Naigulevu;
- Special Prosecutor of Palau, Ms. April Cripps;
- Interim Independent Commissioner Against Corruption of Papua New Guinea, Mr. Thomas Eluh;
- Deputy Commissioner at Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, Mr. Rashmi Aslam;
- UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, Mrs. Marie Cauchois.
Moderator: Mr. Graeme Gunn, UNODC Anti-Corruption Adviser – Papua New Guinea