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Bali Hosts Conference on Fighting Corruption

Second Major UN Conference in as Many Months for the Island of Bali.

(1/12/2008) Republic on Line reports that Bali will be the host of a major international conference on corruption January 28 February 1, 2008.

The Second Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Conference Against Corruption (CPS-3 UNCAC) will be held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) at Nusa Dua.

Scheduled to be opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the United Nation's conference on how to identify, control and eliminate corruption is the second event of its kind following the inaugural meeting held in Amman, Jordan in December 2006. Originally scheduled to be held in Bali in December 2007, the event was shifted to the new dates to accommodate the UN Climate Change Conference held in Bali in early December 2007.

According to a Government spokesperson, the Bali conference will be attended by 140 countries comprised of 104 countries who have ratified the UN Convention Opposing Corruption and 36 countries who have yet to embrace that document.