Challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation - General Assembly, Thirty-second special session, 5th plenary meeting (2-4 June 2021).
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Special session of the General Assembly on challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation.

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Special session of the General Assembly on challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation – General Assembly resolution 74/276 [A/RES/74/276] and decision 74/568 [74/568]

  • Continuation of the general debate - Item 7

Corruption threatens the stability and security of societies, undermines public trust and institutions, and jeopardizes sustainable development. It distorts markets, stifles economic growth and diverts funds from public services. While corruption is a global phenomenon, evidence shows that it has a disproportionate impact on certain demographics, in particular poorer communities and the most vulnerable persons. Corrupt practices have a particularly adverse impact on the lives of women, socially, politically and economically, contributing to gender disparity gap.

Corruption undermines the rule of law and is an enabler of criminal activities. It is directly linked to serious crimes, including money laundering, financing of terrorism, and the trafficking of drugs, arms, and persons. It is a grave threat to peace and stability, and both a root cause and consequence of conflict. 

The special session will provide an opportunity to galvanize the political will of governments and the international community as a whole in advancing the fight against corruption. Governments will be able to take stock of global efforts and commitments and identify solutions to common challenges in preventing and combating corruption. The special session will also contribute to driving forward the efforts of countries to fully and effectively implement the Convention, including by, inter alia, sharing best practices and lessons learned. 

Resolution: [A/RES/74/276]

Provisional agenda: [A/S-32/1]

Decision adopted by the General Assembly: [74/568]

General Assembly President letter from 26 March 2021 to Member States (Concept note)