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SCARS|RSN™ Special Report: United Nations Begins Discussion Of Returning Stolen Assets & Money

Good Practices And Challenges For Returning Stolen Assets Discussed At Expert Meeting Co-Organized By UNODC

From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime:

28 May 2019 – As the first global anti-corruption instrument with a dedicated chapter on asset recovery, the «United Nations Convention against Corruption» sets the bar high when it comes to ensuring that stolen assets are being returned.

Invited by the Governments of Ethiopia and Switzerland and supported by the «United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime» (UNODC), experts from all over the world gathered in Addis Ababa from 7 to 9 May to learn from cases in which assets were returned to the States that they had been stolen from.

In his opening remarks, «Wedo Atto, Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Ethiopia», highlighted the importance of cooperation:

“Asset recovery is difficult and demanding, and international cooperation is essential for succeeding in recovering assets stolen through corruption. Meetings such as the present one take us one step forward to ensuring t