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BELIZE ACCEDES TO LANDMARK CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION

On 12 December 2016, the Government of Belize deposited its instrument of accession to the United Nations Convention against Corruption with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who serves as depositary of the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Belize on 11 January 2017.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption is a multilateral legal instrument that addresses the prevention and criminalization of a wide range of acts of corruption, in both the public and private sectors. It also includes provisions for international cooperation and asset recovery. With Belize’s accession, the Convention approaches near universal participation, with a total of 181 State Parties.

Reference: C.N.911.2016.TREATIES-XVIII.14 (Depositary Notification)

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