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Posted On: 7 October 2019 09:34 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Qatar participates in 8th session of IACA

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The State of Qatar participated, with a delegation from the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, in the 8th session of the General Assembly of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), which was held recently in the city of Nur-Sultan, Republic of Kazakhstan.

This participation comes in light of the keenness of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority to effectively represent the State of Qatar in all international efforts to promote transparency, integrity and fight corruption.

High-level representatives from anti-corruption bodies, specialized law enforcement bodies and international organizations of the Academy took part in the session.

The session discussed the work accomplished in the previous year and ways of developing the future work of the Academy, in addition to ways to strengthen the role of the Academy as a leading institution in research and training in the areas of anti-corruption.

The delegation of the Authority held a number of bilateral meetings to strengthen bilateral relations and promote international awareness of the efforts of the State of Qatar in the areas of transparency, integrity and anti-corruption.

In a speech during the conference, the representative of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, presented a vision for a comprehensive proposal from the Authority to develop the work of the IACA, aiming to maintain and build on the achievements of the Academy and to meet the challenges faced by the IACA, both in terms of internal work systems and programs, as well as in relation to the partnerships of the Academy with the parties and users of its services and programs in general.

The Authority also presented a working paper at the discussion session on "Protecting Whistleblowers: Implementing National Legislation and Policies".

In addition to the working paper of the Authority, the panel presented other working papers from experts from Kazakhstan, South Korea, Russia and Britain.

The IACA is of growing international importance, as the it has previously obtained the observer status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The IACA is also the first international educational and training center for students and professionals specialized in the field of integrity and anti-corruption, and offers many activities and degrees in this area.

Source: QNA