This month, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC), in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), organized an event, the Academic Forum for Anti-Corruption Experts in Arab Countries, in Rabat, Morocco. The aim of this forum is for the academic elite to work towards a common vision; the adoption of an anti-corruption curriculum taught in Arabic to universities in the Middle East and the Arab world.
The opening speech was delivered by Mr. Salem Jaber Al-Harami, representative of ROLACC in the State of Qatar. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Haneen Belhadj, President of King Mohammed VI University, Dr. Ezzeddin Ghaffran, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economic, Social and Political Sciences, and Dr. Hatem Ali, Regional Director of the UNODC and member of the Arab Cooperation Council. The forum was attended by professors and academics from Qatar, Morocco, Mauritania, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq.
The President of the university praised the constructive and effective role of partners in the region, especially the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre in Doha. This initiative was endorsed by all as the beginning of an era of cooperation between these institutions, to combat corruption and curb its spread.