INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

International organizations and websites focusing on fraud and corruption and environmental crimes

The information provided below was sourced from the organizations’ web sites.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

UNODC was established in 1997 and operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. Corruption is one of the five main priority areas of the organization and UNODC mobilizes governments, business, civil society, the media and citizens around the world to fight corruption and promote a culture of transparency and integrity in both the public and the private sectors.

As guardian of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), UNODC provides technical assistance to States parties and signatories by helping them ensure judicial integrity, improve legislation, share good practices and develop strategies to fight corruption effectively. In connection with the fourth Conference of States Parties to UNCAC, in Morocco, October 2011, UNODC also organized a special event on corruption, environment and UNCAC. 

The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme

The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme was established in 2009 and leads global and regional operations to combat environmental crimes that affect areas such as wildlife, pollution, illegal logging and the theft of natural resources. The Programme also coordinates and develops international law enforcement best practice manuals, guides and other resources.

U4 Anti-Corruption Centre

U4 is a web-based resource centre established in 2002 for development practitioners who wish to effectively address corruption challenges in their work. U4 aims to provide users with relevant anti-corruption resources; including the centre's own applied research, publications, a helpdesk service and online training. Corruption in natural resource management and corruption associated with schemes aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are among the main work themes of the centre.

Transparency International - TI

TI is an international non-governmental organization established in 1993 to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society. TI consists of more than 100 national chapters – locally established, independent organisations – that address corruption in their respective countries. Among other things, TI produces a wide array of unique research on a range of corruption topics, from global public opinion surveys to detailed sectoral analysis at the national level. Water, oil and gas, forestry and climate change are among the central focus areas for TI.

Global Witness

Global Witness is a non-governmental organization established in 1993 which focuses particularly on the 'resource curse', that is, the paradox inherent in the fact that many countries which are resource-rich at the same time are home to some of the poorest and most dispossessed citizens on the planet. Global Witness investigates and campaigns to expose the systems that enable corruption, resource-fuelled conflict and environmental destruction. The oil, gas and mining sectors, as well as forestry and land management are among the main issues Global Witness works on.