SAILS Executive Director highlights links between UN Convention Against Corruption & SDG 16 at 17th IACC in Panama

Manzoor Hasan, Executive Director of SAILS and Chair of the UNCAC Coalition, a global network of over 350 civil society organizations, presented at a workshop on raising awareness, sharing experiences and stimulating debate around two major and complimentary instruments – the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and SDG 16. Mr Hasan shared key lessons learned from Bangladesh on the links between organized crime, corruption and development. He emphasized the need to bring together anti-corruption efforts, access to justice, rule of law, non-violence, inclusiveness and institutional integrity in order to sustain economic development. Moreover, he pointed out the need to change embedded interests and empower local actors and social movements in order to establish justice at the local level.

Read more about the workshop here.


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