ICAC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, is hosting the 2nd Global Conference on Anti-Corruption Reforms in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from the 2nd to the 4th August 2016. Some 20 delegates from SIDS will be attending the conference, during which discussions will be focused on the theme: “Preventing Corruption in the Public Procurement Process”.
This conference follows the first edition of the Global Conference on Anti-Corruption Reforms in SIDS which was held at Le Meridien, Pointe aux Piments in August 2015. During this event, 17 SIDS expressed their concerns and challenges with respect to the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). It was recognised that in view of their smallness and constraints relating to human capacity, resources and accessibility, SIDS required specific anti-corruption reforms that were affordable, sustainable, and effective to prevent and combat corruption
Consequently, Mauritius sponsored the Resolution entitled “Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in small islands states” at the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, held in St Petersburg, Russia during the first week of November 2015. The resolution voted at the sixth session of saw the establishment of a SIDS platform for anti-corruption reforms in Mauritius for the purpose of research and sharing of best practices specific to small island development States.
Given the mandate conferred by the PoCA in terms of research and international collaboration, ICAC is presently the focal point of the SIDS platform for anti-corruption reforms and is currently working in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Washington Lee University as well as other SIDS on priority research themes which are pertinent to the latter.