Saturday, May 18, 2024

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform Observes International Anti-Corruption Day 2020

The Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño and the new administration has committed to fast track the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to which Belize acceded on December 12, 2016. Reducing the risks of corruption and mismanagement will require the involvement of strong anti-corruption bodies, better oversight bodies, a more open and transparent public procurement and enhanced anti-corruption compliance. The theme, which calls governments to “recover with integrity” highlights that only by implementing effective corruption mitigation measures, will a better recovery be possible.

NTUCB demands GOB to implement the UNCAC by the end of February

The Government of Belize signed the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in December 2016 to assure Belizeans of its commitment to fight corruption. However, almost four years later, UNCAC remains unimplemented, triggering the dissatisfaction of several organizations, including the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB).

Anti-Corruption UNCAC agreement yet to be fully implemented in Belize

The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was signed by the Government of Belize in December 2016 to reaffirm citizens of the Government’s commitment to fighting corruption in Belize.

SPTC administrators and Mayor Daniel Guerrero attend an institutional anti-corruption workshop

The workshop was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which is seeking to strengthen the state-run systems for the application of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in Belize. The workshop was also aimed at strengthening the capability of municipal leaders to prevent corruption.

BNTU threatens to strike if Government ends Senate investigation

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) has informed the Government of Belize (GOB) that it plans to go on a nationwide strike if they cease to allocate funds to the Senate Special Select Committee.

Belize Signs the United Nations Convention against Corruption

On December 9th, coinciding with International Anti-Corruption Day, Belize became the 184th country to sign on to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

GOB Moving Straight to Accession for UNCAC

Cabinet agreed that GOB would accede directly to the UNCAC in keeping with the process for treaties already in force.

Belize to sign UN anti-corruption Convention

Prime Minister Right Honorable Dean Barrow has announced the Government of Belize’s commitment to finally sign the anti-corruption convention.