United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

On the Level: Business and Government against Corruption in Colombia
Quick facts for this project:
Country of implementation:
Duration (in years):
3 years
Funding volume in US-Dollar (million):
1.20 M
Registered as:
International Organization, Austria 

Project Summary

This project aims to increase public and private sector dialogue and knowledge sharing, with a view to strengthening the development and implementation of corruption prevention, criminalization and enforcement measures in line with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).


The project seeks to strengthen the legal framework for the prevention of and fight against corruption in Colombia, with particular emphasis on corporate liability and corruption in the private sector, and to enhance public and private sector dialogue in preventing corruption and promoting transparency. The project also seeks to strengthen the ability of companies to identify processes susceptible to corruption and implement actions to protect themselves.


This will be achieved by:

  • Improving public-private sector dialogue and introducing a more coordinated approach to anti-corruption issues in Colombia through the establishment of a working group consisting of public and private sector stakeholders as an ongoing forum for joint prevention in the fight against corruption.
  • Strengthening the legal regime relating to private sector corruption by providing input from relevant private and public sector stakeholders to the new legislation on corporate liability and, once adopted, supporting its implementation.

Description of Integrity Partner

UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their efforts to fight illicit drugs, crime and terrorism through:

  • Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States;
  • Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions; and
  • Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.


In its resolution 58/4 of October 31, 2003, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Convention against Corruption. The Convention entered into force on December 14, 2005 and to date has been ratified by 174 Member States and the European Union. A Conference of the States Parties has been established by the Convention to promote and review its implementation. UNODC is the guardian of the Convention and the Secretariat of the Conference of the States Parties. The Convention is the legal instrument underlying the UN Global Compact’s 10th Principle against Corruption. 

UNODC Colombia

This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.