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Posted On: 24 December 2019 09:42 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Qatar takes part in the UN anti-corruption conference

Binu Cherian
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The State of Qatar participated in the 8th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption held recently in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Qatari delegation, which was headed by HE President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Hamad bin Nasser Al Misnad, discussed on the sidelines of the conference ways to enhance cooperation between the State of Qatar and a number of international organizations participating in the conference in the field of preventing and combating corruption. The discussions were held with a number of officials of those organizations and the heads of the national agencies concerned in this field.

The conference reviewed the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the only global legally binding anti-corruption instrument. It discussed ways to prevent corruption, and strengthen international cooperation to combat corruption and better asset recovery. The conference took a number of resolutions that would strengthen the aforementioned aspects.

The Conference is one of the world's largest anti-corruption gatherings and brings together people from Member States, parliaments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and the media.

It is worth noting that within the framework of its pioneering efforts to enhance international cooperation to prevent and combat corruption, Qatar was one of the first countries in the world to host the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as Doha hosted the third session of the conference in 2009. The third session approved a review mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption, which continues to play the greatest role in promoting the implementation of the Convention and the exchange of relevant international experiences.

Source: QNA