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UN Convention Against Corruption

23 May 2018

The President of the General Assembly, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and with the involvement of relevant stakeholders, will convene a high-level debate to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The debate will be held on 23 May 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018, Trusteeship Council Chamber

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening segment:

• H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly;

• H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations;

• USG Yury Fedotov, Executive-Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

10.30 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. High-level segment with interventions from Member States

11.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.


Moderator: Mr. John Brandolino, Director of Division of Treaty Affairs of UNODC

Interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussion on “Fifteen years of UNCAC implementation: Trends, achievements and challenges”

• Ms.  Laura Codruța Kövesi, Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate of Romania;

• Mr. Akere MUNA, Member of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, Sanctions Commissioner, African Development Bank Group;

• Ms. GUO Xiaomei, Deputy Director-General of Department of Treaty and Law of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China;

• Ms. Huguette Labello, Former Chair and current Individual Member, Member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International.

Lunch Break

3.00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.



Ms. Simone Monasebian, Director of UNODC New York Office


Interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussion on “Achieving peaceful and inclusive societies through preventing and combating corruption”


• Mr. Fernando Carrillo, Inspector-Attorney General of the Republic of Colombia;

• Ms. Laura Alonso, Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency, and Fight Against Corruption of Argentina;

• Dr. Raffaele Piccirillo, Head of the Department for Justice Affairs, Ministry of Justice of Italy;

• Mr. J.C. Weliamuna, PC, Chairman of the Special Presidential Task Force on Recovery of State Assets of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka;

• Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and Head of the Global Siemens Compliance Organization.

5:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closing remarks by the President of the General Assembly.


23 May 2018
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