The executive committee of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) held a meeting via video conference to discuss ways of working to combat corruption around the world despite the exceptional situation imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
H.E Attorney-General Dr. Ali bin Fetais al-Marri chaired the meeting of the committee whose membership includes a number of justice ministers, attorney-generals and heads of anti-corruption agencies from various countries of the world. The participants in the meeting discussed topics on the agenda, including topics related to the General Assembly, and the appointment of the new Secretary-General of the Association entrusted with the task of supporting the implementation of the contents of the United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
H.E Dr. al-Marri delivered an opening speech in which he welcomed the members, followed by speeches by the Azerbaijani minister of justice, deputy executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna and head of Anti-Corruption in Hong Kong. The meeting discussed the strategy of IAACA in light of the pandemic and ways of working to combat corruption despite the exceptional situation, especially in light of the preparations for the next special session of the United Nations General Assembly concerned with combating corruption and the next Conference of States Parties to Combat Corruption, to be held this year in Egypt.
The members suggested setting up a virtual network to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and establishing regional co-ordination circles.