SEMINAR ON “PROMOTING INCLUSIVE, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AT LOCAL LEVEL IN AFRICA TO MEET THE SDG 16” Mozambique, Maputo from 10 to 14 December 2019
The fight against corruption continues to be a major concern at all levels, and intolerance towards it is increasing all over the world in general, and in Africa in particular.
Gathered on the occasion of the first High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the national and international levels (24 September 2012), Heads of State and Governments and Heads of Delegations had adopted a Political Declaration with a very significant paragraph on the issue of corruption:
« 25. We are convinced of the negative impact of corruption, which obstructs economic growth and development, erodes public confidence, legitimacy and transparency and hinders the making of fair and effective laws, as well as their administration, enforcement and adjudication, and therefore stress the importance of the rule of law as an essential element in addressing and preventing corruption, including by strengthening cooperation among States concerning criminal matters.» .