Corruption is one of the most significant obstacles to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, in Mexico corruption has multidimensional costs that affect the quality of life of millions of people. Asset recovery plays a crucial role in the fight against corruption in any of its forms.
Mexico’s Joint Programme on Sustainable Financing, with the leadership of UNODC, conducted a series of virtual training sessions to strengthen the capacities for the recovery of assets derived from corruption.
In addition to counting the participation of over 190 officials from the Anticorruption Prosecutors Offices, Judicial Branches and Patrimonial and Economic Intelligence Units of the States of Campeche, Chihuahua, Durango, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, each session was conducted by national and international experts in the subject of asset recovery.
Throughout nine sessions, thematic areas were addressed, and the skills of the personnel involved in the investigation, identification, recovery, and reintegration processes of assets derived from corruption were strengthened. The exchange of good practices and international experiences facilitated expanding the knowledge regarding investigative techniques that improve prosecution processes.
This activity contributed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.