Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 13 to 17 December:
The new Special Representative of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to the United Nations, Odd Reidar Humlegård, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Stronger measures are needed to prevent people in positions of power from misusing their authority for their personal gain, speakers said today as the General Assembly concluded its thirty-second special session on the fight against corruption.
Note: A complete summary of today's General Assembly meetings will be made available after their conclusion.
On the heels of early consultations that many delegates described as being rife with challenges, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution laying out next steps for multilateral negotiations to draft a landmark global treaty against the rising threat of cybercrime.