Activities

Intersessional Seminar on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights and best practices for implementing the SDGs
Palais des Nations, Geneva
14 June 2019
A half-day intersessional seminar on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights, and on sharing best practices in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16.

Human Rights, Gender and Corruption - Linkages, good practices, potential and limitations (at UNCAC)
18 December 2019
At the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Abu Dhabi, participants shared good practices and their views on the potential and limitations of mainstreaming the anti-corruption and human rights agendas. They discussed awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures.

Expert Workshop on good practices of United Nations-system support to States in preventing and fighting against corruption, with a focus on human rights
Palais des Nations, Geneva
11 June 2018
An intersessional half-day open-ended expert workshop with the objective of exchanging best practices on how the United Nations system supports States in preventing and fighting against corruption, with a focus on human rights.

Human Rights Council panel on anti-corruption
Palais des Nations, Geneva
13 March 2013
The panel discussion was a vibrant, interesting and rich debate, and addressed corruption from petty corruption at the grassroots level to corruption on a grand scale at the transnational level. There was a consensus that a strong link existed between anti-corruption efforts and human rights, and it was hoped that those efforts could thus receive the sustained attention of the Human Rights Council. The panellists concluded that efforts to combat corruption were most effective and sustainable when coupled with an approach that respected all human rights and put people at the centre. Efforts to fight corruption and to ensure human rights must therefore go hand in hand.

United Nations Conference on anti-corruption measures, good governance and human rights
Warsaw
8-9 November 2006
With more than 240 participants from 102 Member and Observer States, the Conference identified concrete ways in which governance efforts to fight corruption are assisted by and contribute to human rights protection. The Conference built on the increasing awareness within the international community about the detrimental impact of widespread corruption on human rights both through the weakening of institutions and the erosion of public trust in government as well as through impairing the ability of governments to fulfil human rights.