COLLECTIVE ACTION TO PROMOTE INTEGRITY (World Customs Organisation)

Authors: 
World Customs Organisation (Capacity Building Committee)
Publication year: 
2017
Publisher: 
WCO
Abstract: 

 

Purpose of document

The purpose of this document is to present the concept of collective action applicable in the context of enhancing integrity and combating corruption in Customs. The document introduces the theme and outlines what collective action is, the context in which it may take place, the practicalities involved, the barriers to be faced and the issues to be considered when such initiatives are launched. 

Introduction

The WCO has always advocated partnerships to combat corruption and enhance integrity, particularly with the private sector, as set out in the Revised Arusha Declaration (principle 10). International organizations, the private sector and civil society often present the term “collective action” as an approach that seeks to combat corruption “differently”. This document introduces the theme, outlines what collective action is, the context in which it may take place, the practicalities involved, the barriers to be faced and the issues to be considered if positive developments are to be brought about.