Madrid, 17 June 2020 – Access Info Europe, represented by its director, Helen Darbishire, has been elected to the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, the network that coordinates civil society activity in monitoring and promoting the UN Convention against Corruption.
Access Info was elected to one of the two international seats on the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, with 75.7% of the votes cast in the first round of voting. Access Info joins Transparency International, represented by Gillian Dell, as the two international organisations on the UNCAC Coalition Board.
In its nomination for the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, Access Info identified three priorities that it would like to achieve, which are to:
- Continue and strengthen Coalition-led advocacy to have an impact on country compliance with the UNCAC as well as it’s promotion and monitoring;
- Actively mobilise governments to take a strong stand on rules, policies, and civil society engagement, in international fora, including the COSP;
- Strengthen involvement of the UNCAC Coalition in the Open Government Partnership in order to increase leverage and impact.
“Access Info is delighted to be deepening its engagement in the UNCAC Coalition, with which we have been involved over the past ten years,” said Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info.
“The right of access to information is an essential tool for exposing, combatting, and preventing corruption. It should therefore be a priority for all states parties to the UN Convention against Corruption to ensure that they have strong access to information laws and this is something that we will be promoting as well as supporting the work of the UNCAC Coalition more broadly,” explained Darbishire.
The UNCAC Coalition has 101 members. Profiles of all board members and the member organisations can be found here.
For more information, please contact:
Paula Domínguez, Communications Officer | Access Info Europe
paula[at]access-info.org +34 913 656 55
Helen Darbishire, Executive Director | Access Info Europe
helen[at]access-info.org +34 637 226 609