UK Government to support UNDP prevent and fight corruption in the Pacific

Corruption costs the global economy approximately US$2.6 trillion, or 5 percent of global GDP, each year. Corruption, together with tax evasion and illicit financial flows, costs developing countries approximately US$1.26 trillion each year.[*]

Vanuatu continues to stand up to corruption

Supported by the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Policy Workshop was spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Justice and Community Service, with participants from the Ombudsman’s and Land Ombudsman’s Offices, State Law Office, Vanuatu Law and Public Service Commissions, and the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Statistics, Education, Public Works, Local Authorities and Forestry, and the Customary Land Management Office. 

London applauds Vanuatu for tackling corruption

He was referring to the recent imprisonment of 14 former members of parliament found guilty of corruption and bribery.

The High Commissioner made the statement in an exclusive interview in Port Vila on his final call this week, to introduce his successor, Acting British High Commissioner Chris Trott, to the Government before returning to London.