On 9 December 2017, UNCITRAL marked International Anti-Corruption Day by promoting its UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement Promotion.
See the Call2Action from the Regional Centre:
To mark International Anti-Corruption Day (http://www.anticorruptionday.org/) on 9 December 2017, as designated by the UN General Assembly, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific issues a Call2Action. We encourage you to promote the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement Promotion by sharing the attached visual resources in your social media platforms with hashtags #uncitralmlpp #UnitedAgainstCorruption.
The 2017 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With the slogan ‘United Against Corruption’, UNCITRAL-RCAP joins the 2017 joint international campaign and call on people to jointly take action by changing their attitudes towards this crime.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which entered into force in 2005, played a significant role in the further development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement (UNCITRAL Model Law). The UNCITRAL Model Law was specifically designed to implement the procurement-related provisions in UNCAC, and is being used as a template by numerous governments around the world for shaping national public procurement legislation.
The Model Law has also been prepared with a view to supporting the harmonisation of international standards in public procurement, and takes account of the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, the European Union Directives (on procurement and remedies) and the procurement rules of the World Bank and other IFIs, such as the Asian Development Bank.
For more information about the Model Law please check our website: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/procurement_infrastructure/2011Model.html.