After the introduction of the 10th Principle against Corruption in 2004, the UN Global Compact convened a global multi-stakeholder group to undertake cross-sectoral and collaborative efforts to implement the 10th Principle and end corruption.
The Working Group was tasked with facilitating cooperation and aligning efforts between global actors and initiatives to increase impact while avoiding duplication. The Working Group played an instrumental role in mobilizing companies around the review mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Members included experts from companies, business associations, civil society, international organizations, academia and Global Compact Local Networks.
Why were companies encouraged to join?
- Exchange experiences and good practices around anti-corruption efforts
- Contribute to the development of leading guidance, including tools and resources, on anti-corruption
- Engage and collaborate with other stakeholders to collectively take action against corruption
- Serve as a voice of the private sector on issues related to transparency and accountability as part of sustainable development
The Anti-Corruption Working Group tackled a wide variety of issues, including:
- Fighting corruption in the supply chain
- Implementation of the UNCAC and other conventions
- Corruption in sport sponsorship and hospitality
- Anti-corruption risk assessment and reporting
- Anti-corruption Collective Action
- Whistleblower programmes
- Investor-Corporate engagement on anti-corruption.
To become a member of the Working Group, organizations were asked to send a formally signed letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their proposed representative and his/her reason for joining. The Working Group is currently not active and not accepting applications. View a searchable list of participants. View participants as a pdf. View the Terms of Reference.