SOLOMON’s ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS HIGHLIGHTED IN VIENNA

Derek Futaiasi in Vienna this week. Photo credit: GCU.

Derek Futaiasi in Vienna this week. Photo credit: GCU.

Solomon Islands anti-corruption efforts have been highlighted at the sixth Implementation Review Group of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Deputy Secretary to the Prime Minister, Derek Futaiasi, who is also the Government’s focal point for UNCAC, is representing Solomon Islands at the meeting this week.

Mr. Futaiasi informed the meeting that Solomon Islands has completed its UNCAC Review in 2014 and held a follow-up workshop with the support of the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project.

Mr. Futaiasi also informed the meeting that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has prioritized anti-corruption reform as one of his main objectives during his term in office.

He highlighted these reforms include a national anti-corruption strategy and an anti-corruption body to be called the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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