The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world. Since its inception, GOPAC has provided information and analysis, established international benchmarks, and improved public awareness through a combination of global pressure and national action.



Sixth Forum of Parliamentarians: Working with UN institutions to prevent and prosecute grand corruption

GOPAC hosted the sixth Forum of Parliamentarians on 5 November 2015, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We were pleased to receive collaboration from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in our first session entitled Partnerships to Curtail Corruption in the Pacific, which demonstrated the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project’s successes in working with parliamentarians to enhance Pacific Island States’ active participation in the UNCAC. We were also pleased to receive collaboration from Transparency International in our second session entitled Prosecuting Grand Corruption: Let us bring them to justice, where panelists discussed potential strategies, including UN mechanisms, to prosecute grand corruption. The establishment of the UN investigative commission in Guatemala was presented as an example of a successful mechanism.


Address by John Hyde, GOPAC Secretary to the 6th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC

“GOPAC officially declared its support for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) at the signing ceremony in Merida, Mexico in 2003.

Subsequently in 2006, the GOPAC Global Conference in Arusha, Tanzania issued a resolution outlining a commitment to create the Global Task Force of the UNCAC (GTF-UNCAC) with the aim of enhancing the capacity of parliamentarians to localise the Convention by adapting international standards to national needs and to play an important oversight role in the monitoring and review of the national effort to implement the UNCAC.”

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Nauru MPs Work with Community and GOPAC on New Leadership Code

“Parliamentarians on Nauru – the world’s smallest island state with just 1500 residents – are fully embracing community consultations to establish their nation’s first Leadership Code,” President Baron Waqa told a GOPAC workshop last week on Nauru.

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Good Governance a Priority for Cook Islands at UN Session

Cook Islands Justice Minister Nandi Glassie is making good governance a major theme for Pacific Island States at the 6th Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) – COSP6 – in Saint Petersburg, Russia this week.

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