The Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr. is in Vienna, Austria, attending the Sixth Session of the Implementation Review Group (IRG) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The Sixth Session of the Implementation Review Group which takes place from June 1-5, 2015, is organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It brings together States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
The session seeks to review implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. In addition, lots will be drawn to select the state parties that will be reviewing other state parties under review in the fourth year of the current review cycle that became parties to the Convention.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the first global legally binding international anti-corruption instrument that helps countries prevent and combat corruption more effectively. UNCAC requires that states parties implement several anti-corruption measures which may affect their laws, institutions and practices.
At the close of the Sixth Session of the IRG of UNCAC, the LACC boss is expected to participate in an extraordinary “Annual General Meeting” of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) scheduled to take place in Bamako, Mali from 8-11, June 2015. Cllr. Verdier is the current Vice Chairman of the Bureau of Executives of NACIWA.