On 9 May 9 2017, a Values Workshop was held under the "Education for Justice" programme at Carmen Sole Bosch College, Panama City, Panama.
The activity was developed by the Regional Anti-Corruption Academy for Central America and the Caribbean (ARAC), an initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI), in conjunction with the Public Accounts Prosecutor's Office and the National Police.
As a result of the recent accession of Belize to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a multi-sectoral workshop from 3 to 4 May 2017 in Belize City.
On 26 April 2017, the II Seminar on Public Procurement was held by the Electoral Tribunal of Panama. The Presiding Magistrate, Heriberto Araúz Sánchez, delivered the opening remarks, highlighting the need of transparency in public procurement, as well as the inter-institutional efforts carried out to achieve this objective.
The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only global instrument to combat corruption. It was ratified by the Republic of Panama in 2005 and has 181 States Parties to date, being a quasi-universal instrument.
On 22 March 2017, the Regional Anti-Corruption Academy for Central America and the Caribbean (ARAC) offered the course titled "Anti-corruption Ethics and Compliance Programme for Business" at the Colon Chamber of Commerce.
2 February 2017 – UNODC in the framework of CRIMJUST programme, organized a workshop focusing on “Institutional Integrity: A key building block in strengthening criminal investigation and cooperation along the Cocaine Route”, from 31 January to 1 February 2017, in Panama City.
The G20 estimates that 90 trillion US dollars in infrastructure investment is required between 2015 and 2030 to support global growth and development. To protect this investment corruption's destructive impact should not be ignored. There needs to be a wholehearted and determined contribution to global anticorruption efforts from the world's public and private sectors.
1 December 2016 - The creation of a Global Judicial Integrity Network moved a step closer to being realized this week as UNODC held its first regional preparatory meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Panamanian capital. Once live, the Network will bring together Chief Justices and members of judicial bodies from across the world and will be the first ever global platform dedicated exclusively to upholding judicial integrity and preventing corruption within the justice system.