Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

To strengthen the capacity, engagement, and mechanisms for parliamentary oversight of national Pacific countries' integrity and anti-corruption through the UN Convention Against Corruption and with integrity to attain national development priorities, with specific reference to the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 16 calls on Member States to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. This places parliaments at the forefront of the SGDs’ implementation and monitoring.

Implementation methodologies

GOPAC and all the Pacific parliaments already have a relationship through individual membership of GOPAC by parliamentarians and through dedicated chapters – GOPAC Kiribati, GOPAC Cook Islands, GOPAC Tonga, GOPAC New Zealand and GOPAC Australia. Chapters are in formation in Niue, Nauru and Tuvalu. GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

GOPAC and UNDP have already partnered to produce a Toolkit for Parliamentarians on UNCAC Implementation which is used in Induction and follow up workshops. GOPAC and all the Pacific parliaments already have a relationship through individual membership of GOPAC by parliamentarians and through dedicated chapters – GOPAC Kiribati, GOPAC Cook Islands, GOPAC Tonga, GOPAC New Zealand and GOPAC Australia. Chapters are in formation in Niue, Nauru and Tuvalu. GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

GOPAC will provide resource people and South-South learning exchanges by Pacific parliamentarians, primarily during Parliamentarian Induction programmes undertaken by UNDP and partner Pacific parliaments, in co-operation with UNODC and the UN Pacific Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Partner(s)

Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project UNDP UNODC National Democratic Institute
Deliverables
December/2016
Workshops on UNCAC for Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Samoa Parliaments
Delivered
July/2016
Facilitating two pilot workshops and writing the two country reports
Delivered
June/2015
Development of the toolkit on UNCAC engagement
Delivered
June/2017
Formalise Parliaments of Niue and Tonga signing UNCAC
Cancelled/changed
June/2018
Formalise Parliaments of Niue and Tonga signing UNCAC
November/2017
Pacific parliamentarians to participate in CoSP 2017
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
35,000 USD
In-kind contribution
GOPAC staff and parliamentarians
Progress reports
  • 2017 (28 June 2017)
  • 2016 (24 June 2016)
Cut off date each year: 1 July
SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
PRIORITY AREASS
SDGs
Information
Location: Suva, Fiji
Date of completion: December/2030
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
John Hyde, gopacau@gmail.com

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