Today, at the Farnesina, Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi will deliver the opening speech at the presentation of the Second Report on Italy within the framework of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which provides for periodic audits for all State Parties.
Raffaele Cantone, President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), and Alfonso Bonafede, Italian Minister of Justice, will give two presentations ahead of a technical session with representatives of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODC), UNCAC and ANAC.
This second evaluation cycle had a largely favourable outcome and a positive impact on Italy’s image and reputation. Progress made in the fight against corruption in all its forms and some good practices were also recognized.
The aim of the initiative, organized by the Italian Foreign Ministry, together with the Ministry of Justice and the National Anti-Corruption Authority, is to improve Italy’s overall performance through a peer review process. The meeting is also part of Italy’s ongoing commitment to multilateral cooperation and anti-corruption, which is the basis for legal diplomacy.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption entered into force in December 2005 with the aim of promoting anti-corruption measures, facilitating international cooperation in this domain and promoting good governance. The first evaluation cycle for Italy (2010-2015) focused on repression and international cooperation, while the second cycle focused on prevention and asset recovery.