ISLAMABAD -- The Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) of the UN Convention against Corruption has unanimously adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on strengthening the role of parliaments in preventing and combating corruption.
The conference was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from December 16-20, 2019, said a press release received here Saturday.
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.
The unanimous adoption of the resolution is manifestation of the trust reposed by the international community in Pakistan's leading role in the fight against corruption, the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.
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 organize a thematic dialogue in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on strengthening the role of parliaments in combating corruption in all its...