"Urges States parties to raise public awareness of corruption and laws and regulations against it, as well as the existing rights of and possibilities for the general public with respect to obtaining information on the organization, functioning and decision-making processes of their public administration and raise public awareness of the responsibilities of public officials with respect to the performance of their functions, with due regard to the protection of privacy and personal data."
DocumentUN (CAC/COSP): Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, at its third session, p. 20, para. 14
- Everyone has the right to seek and receive information.
- The right of the media to gather information, including from confidential sources without government interference, should be assured.
- Access to information may be restricted only in limited cases, including in the interest of protecting personal data.
- States should promote transparency in public decision making as a means of combating corruption.