UN conference adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on combating corruption.


ABU DHABI -- A Pakistan-sponsored resolution on strengthening the role of parliaments in preventing and combating corruption has been adopted unanimously by the Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) of the UN Convention Against Corruption in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16-20 December 2019.

Pakistan's initiative is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to eliminate corruption, and his focus on the issue in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2019, said the Foreign Office in a statement. 'Unanimous adoption of the resolution is a manifestation of the trust reposed by the international community in Pakistan's leading role in the fight against corruption,' read the statement. It said the resolution, inter alia, calls upon states parties to enhance exchanges among parliamentary institutions for promoting good practices to strengthen the role of parliaments in their respective countries in enacting legislation and ensuring effective oversight.

In this regard, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been mandated to...

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