Myanmar Government, UNODC begin meeting for second review cycle on UNCAC implementations

Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi addresses the the Meeting on Myanmar’s Country Review Report for UNCAC Implementation Review Cycle 2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi addresses the the Meeting on Myanmar’s Country Review Report for UNCAC Implementation Review Cycle 2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Anti-Corruption Commission and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Myanmar held the Meeting on Myanmar’s Country Review Report for UNCAC Implementation Review Cycle 2 at Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, ACC Chairman U Aung Kyi said Myanmar signed the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on 20 December 2012, the Anti-Corruption Law was enacted on 7 August 2013, and the ACC was established on 25 February 2014.
Myanmar was reviewed by Thailand and Burundi In Review Cycle 1 while it reviewed Togo and Cambodia, said U Aung Kyi. He said they have successfully implemented the recommendations from the first cycle.
The second review cycle will review the implementation of preventive measures and the criteria for asset recovery outlined in the UNCAC, said U Aung Kyi. He said they conduct knowledge sharing projects, seminars, educational shorts and news releases to combat corruption. He said they have published the ACC’s code of ethics, especially the Strategic Plan against Corruption (2018-2021) where they set annual projects for implementation.
U Aung Kyi said it will be invigorating to know that Corruption Prevention Units (CPU) are now tasked at every Union Ministry in following with the Political Will of the Union Government. He said they collaborate with domestic and international organizations for combating corruption as well as with regional anti-corruption groups. U Aung Kyi urged everyone to cooperate on publishing the country review report in the second cycle just as they had done in the second cycle.
Next, UNODC County Office representative Ms. Marie Pegie Cauchois and UNODC HQ representative Mr. Jason Reichelt delivered separate speeches.
The meeting then began with attendees discussing publishing the country report for review cycle 2. The meeting will continue today and tomorrow.
The secretary and members of ACC, Union Civil Service Board member U Than Tun, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar U Soe Thein, and officials from UNODC and various union ministries attended the meeting. —MNA  (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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