A training workshop was held in Hanoi on December 12 in preparing for the country’s self-assessment of its implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Vietnam is to review its performance during the second cycle (2015-2019) that covers chapter II on preventive measures and chapter V on asset recovery.

In addition, the country has also been selected to join the review of UNCAC implementation in China and Congo next year.

Vietnam joined the convention in 2009 and has actively exercised its rights as a State party to the Convention, delegates at the seminar heard. The country fulfilled its duties in the first review cycle that focuses on chapter II on criminalisation and law enforcement and chapter IV on international cooperation, both as a reviewed country and a member of the reviewing group.

The assessment is that Vietnam’s legal system generally meets UNCAC requirements. However, its ranking in the 2013 corruption perceptions index remains modest, coming in seventh among the Southeast Asian nations in the ranking compiled by the Germany-based Transparency International.-VNA