By Zoila Palma: Today, the Belize Peace Movement (BPM) issued a statement announcing its recent acceptance as a member of the Vienna-based UNCAC Civil Society Coalition.
The BPM noted that the coalition is a global network of civil society organizations committed to advancing the monitoring and implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) – the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument.
In such regard, its team in Vienna, Austria: engages the UN, government missions as well as civil society partners to share concerns on the UNCAC implementation; advocates for progress and promotes best-practice approaches garnered from its global membership. Of particular significance, the Coalition also provides technical and advocacy support to civil society organizations around the world that use the UNCAC to advance their mission.
The BPM says that it welcomes its entry into the UNCAC Civil Society Coalition.
“As per the demand of the joint unions in their current negotiations with the government and for others who seek better for the nation, rest assured the PEACE Movement intends to intensify its efforts toward making the tenets of accountability, transparency, consultation and above all adherence to the rule of law, the norm and not an aberration, in Belize,” the BPM stated.