Bhutan de­posit of in­stru­ment of rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the UN Con­ven­tion against cor­rup­tion

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For­eign Min­is­ter, Ly­onpo Dam­cho Dorji de­posited Bhutan’s in­stru­ment of rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the UN Con­ven­tion against Cor­rup­tion dur­ing the 2016 Treaty Event at the UN head­quar­ters in New York on 21st of Sep 2016. The In­stru­ment of Rat­i­fica- tion was de­posited with the United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral dur­ing the an­nual Treaty Event held on the side lines of the 71st Ses­sion of the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly in New York.

The Con­ven­tion was adopted by the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly in Oc­to­ber 2003, and en­tered into force on 14 De­cem­ber 2005. The Con­ven­tion has 175 State Par­ties. Bhutan signed the Con­ven­tion on 15 Septem­ber 2005 dur­ing the an­nual UN Treaty Event in New York on the side­lines of the 60th Ses­sion of the UNGA.

The Con­ven­tion seeks to ad­dress global cor­rup­tion through pre­ven­tion; crim­i­nal­iza­tion and law en­force­ment mea­sures; in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion; as­set re­cov­ery; tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance; and in­for­ma­tion ex­change. The Con­ven­tion is the sole uni­ver­sal le­gal in­stru­ment de­signed to help the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors pre­vent and fight cor­rup­tion glob­ally. It is the first com­pre­hen- sive frame­work en­dorsed by the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, and rep­re­sents a land­mark global con­sen­sus on the is­sue of cor­rup­tion.

The Con­ven­tion was rat­i­fied by the 6th Ses­sion of the Na­tional Assem­bly and the 16th Ses­sion of the Na­tional Coun­cil. Royal Assent was re­ceived on 20 May 2016.

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