Resource Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Access practical guidance to create an effective anti-corruption ethics and compliance program for your business. This comprehensive guide explains the international legal framework for combatting corruption. It sets out the principles and processes for undertaking risk assessments and developing and implementing an anti-corruption ethics and compliance program. It specifically identifies challenges and opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises.

The United Nations Convention Against Corruption is a legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. It covers five main areas: preventive measures, criminalisation and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery, and technical assistance and information exchange. The prevention chapter is relevant to both public and private sectors. Published in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

This university training module will help unpack the 'how to' and 'why' of investigating possible corruption issues. The module focuses on responding appropriately to whistleblower reports in general. There are more specific requirements in Australia addressed in the 'whistleblowing' section of this site.