Corruption undermines democracy and good governance, severely curtails sustainable development, while also increasing both instability and the risk of the propagation of terrorism and insurgency. Building the transparency and anti-corruption capacity of developing nations is the key starting point in the process of strengthening public institutions and rule of law.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office has developed several training programmes which focus on improving the transparency and accountability of public servants and government agencies.
Law enforcement agencies have a prominent role in modelling behaviour in the civil service, and reassuring the populace of effective rule of law, and judicial process, delivered with respect to human rights. This means that building the capacity of such entities is a key starting point in the fight against corruption.
Addressing corruption across the broader public sector is key to addressing the range of political, administrative, economic and social challenges. The relationship between transparency and development cannot be understated.