United Nations Convention against Corruption

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: New York, USA
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 14/12/2005

Category

Good Governance

Sub category

Corruption

Groups

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What is it about?

Corruption impoverishes countries and deprives their citizens of good governance. It destabilizes economic systems and erodes basic public functions and the quality of life of people. This instrument is the first global legally binding instrument against corruption. The Convention contains a broad range of measures designed for preventative action at the national level, aimed at strengthening cooperation among countries in the area of prevention. The Convention also requires countries to adopt provisions criminalizing certain forms of conduct, such as bribery, embezzlement and money laundering. An important part of the Convention is dedicated to fostering international cooperation with specific measures such as extradition and mutual legal assistance. An entirely new set of rules and measures relates to asset recovery. Finally, the convention includes measures on technical cooperation to strengthen the capacity of developing countries in implementing its provisions.

Why is it relevant?

This Convention undertakes the struggle against corruption from a global perspective. It imposes obligations on State parties from where corruption occurs as well as those where it occurs. It acts also to help to recover losses.

Additional Information

The Convention creates a Conference of State Parties responsible for the promotion and monitoring the application of its provisions.

  • OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Paris, 17 December 1997).

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Afghanistan25/08/2008
Albania25/05/2006
Algeria25/08/2004
Angola29/08/2006
Antigua and Barbuda21/06/2006
Argentina28/08/2006
Armenia08/03/2007
Australia07/12/2005
Austria11/01/2006
Azerbaijan01/11/2005
Bahamas10/01/2008
Bangladesh27/02/2007
Belarus17/02/2005
Belgium25/09/2008
Benin14/10/2004
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)05/12/2005
Bosnia and Herzegovina26/10/2006
Botswana27/06/2011
Brazil15/06/2005
Brunei Darussalam02/12/2008
Bulgaria20/09/2006
Burkina Faso10/10/2006
Burundi10/03/2006
Cambodia05/09/2007
Cameroon06/02/2006
Canada02/10/2007
Cape Verde23/04/2008
Central African Republic06/10/2006
Chile13/09/2006
China13/01/2006
Colombia27/10/2007
Comoros11/10/2012
Congo13/07/2006
Costa Rica21/03/2007
Croatia25/04/2005
Cuba09/02/2007
Cyprus23/02/2009
Czech Republic29/11/2013
Democratic Republic of the Congo23/09/2010
Denmark26/12/2006
Djibouti20/04/2005
Dominica28/05/2010
Dominican Republic26/10/2006
Ecuador15/09/2005
Egypt25/02/2005
El Salvador01/07/2004
Estonia12/04/2010
Ethiopia26/11/2007
Fiji14/05/2008
Finland20/06/2006
France11/07/2005
Gabon01/10/2007
Gambia08/07/2015
Georgia04/11/2008
Germany12/11/2014
Ghana27/06/2007
Greece17/09/2008
Grenada01/04/2015
Guatemala03/11/2006
Guinea29/05/2013
Guinea-Bissau10/09/2007
Guyana16/04/2008
Haiti14/09/2009
Honduras23/05/2005
Hungary19/04/2005
Iceland01/03/2011
India09/05/2011
Indonesia19/09/2006
Iran20/04/2009
Iraq17/03/2008
Ireland09/11/2011
Israel04/02/2009
Italy05/10/2009
Jamaica05/03/2008
Jordan24/02/2005
Kazakhstan18/06/2008
Kenya09/12/2003
Kiribati27/09/2013
Kuwait16/02/2007
Kyrgyzstan16/09/2005
Lao People's Democratic Republic25/09/2009
Latvia04/01/2006
Lebanon22/04/2009
Lesotho16/09/2005
Liberia16/09/2005
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya07/06/2005
Liechtenstein08/07/2010
Lithuania21/12/2006
Luxembourg06/11/2007
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)13/04/2007
Madagascar22/09/2004
Malawi04/12/2007
Malaysia24/09/2008
Maldives22/03/2007
Mali18/04/2008
Malta11/04/2008
Marshall Islands17/11/2011
Mauritania25/10/2006
Mauritius15/12/2004
Mexico20/07/2004
Micronesia (Federated States of)21/03/2012
Moldova01/10/2007
Mongolia11/01/2006
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco09/05/2007
Mozambique09/04/2008
Myanmar20/12/2012
Namibia03/08/2004
Nauru12/07/2011
Nepal31/03/2011
Netherlands31/10/2006
New Zealand01/12/2015
Nicaragua15/02/2006
Niger11/08/2008
Nigeria14/12/2004
Norway31/10/2006
Oman09/01/2014
Pakistan31/08/2007
Palau24/03/2009
Panama23/09/2005
Papua New Guinea16/09/2007
Paraguay01/06/2005
Peru16/11/2004
Philippines08/11/2006
Poland15/09/2006
Portugal15/08/2007
Qatar30/01/2007
Republic of Korea27/03/2008
Romania02/11/2004
Russian Federation09/05/2006
Rwanda04/10/2006
Saint Lucia25/11/2011
Sao Tome and Principe12/04/2006
Saudi Arabia29/04/2013
Senegal16/11/2005
Serbia20/12/2005
Seychelles16/03/2006
Sierra Leone30/09/2004
Singapore06/11/2009
Slovakia01/06/2006
Slovenia01/04/2008
Solomon Islands06/01/2012
South Africa22/11/2004
South Sudan23/01/2015
Spain19/06/2006
Sri Lanka31/03/2004
Sudan05/09/2014
Swaziland24/09/2012
Sweden27/09/2007
Switzerland24/09/2009
Tajikistan25/09/2006
Thailand01/03/2011
Timor-Leste27/03/2009
Togo06/07/2005
Trinidad and Tobago31/05/2006
Tunisia23/09/2008
Turkey09/11/2006
Turkmenistan28/03/2005
Tuvalu04/09/2015
Uganda09/09/2004
Ukraine02/12/2009
United Arab Emirates22/02/2006
United Kingdom09/02/2006
United Republic of Tanzania25/05/2005
United States of America30/10/2006
Uruguay10/01/2007
Uzbekistan29/07/2008
Vanuatu12/07/2011
Venezuela02/02/2009
Viet Nam19/08/2009
Yemen07/11/2007
Zambia07/12/2007
Zimbabwe08/03/2007
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
20031
200414
200524
200644
200727
200821
200914
20104
201110
20125
20134
20143
20155
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