January 25, 2008
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) advisory board member Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will join senior officials from the 140 States that are Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at the second conference of parties in Bali, Indonesia, from January 28th to February 1st 2008.
Attendees will also include parliamentarians, business leaders, and representatives from anti-corruption agencies, international organizations, development banks, civil society, the media, and entertainment industry.
With more than 1,000 participants expected, this meeting will be a critical next step in following the only global road-map against the endemic corruption that undermines international development efforts.
The second Conference of the States Parties will discuss ongoing efforts to establish effective asset recovery regimes and to build national capacity to combat corruption. Discussion will address other issues, such as the application of UNCAC principles to international organizations and their officials.