Pacific leaders agree on vision to tackle corruption in region
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 13 February 2020
“A vision of the Pacific united against corruption has been released from last week's first Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Conference in Kiribati.
“The conference was attended by the president of Kiribati, the prime ministers of Samoa and the Cook Islands as well as ministers and anti-corruption officials from across the region.
“United Nations staff supporting the Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project also attended, including Annika Wythes.
“She said the leaders' conference and its vision statement were the culmination of the project's eight year existence.
“A milestone was marked at the conference when Tonga announced its accession the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the last the 14 countries in the group to do so.
“The project itself concludes its second four-year term in 2020 but had been funded for a third with about $US5.4 million from the Australian government.”
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