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I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.
On corruption generally
On the fight against corruption – EU policies and legislation
On international cooperation
We therefore welcome the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which explicitly mentions the need to substantially reduce corruption and bribery, and to strengthen the recovery of stolen assets while recognizing that effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels and public access to information are essential to fight corruption. We welcome the initiative of UNODC to identify good practices for the return of stolen assets in support of sustainable development and emphasize the importance of the common obligation of fully implementing the Addis Abeba Action Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular SDG 16.
On funding the UNODC / UNCAC reviews