EASTERN EUROPEAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES GATHER IN TBILISI TO STEP UP THEIR FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
Senior government officials, non-governmental and business groups from almost 30 countries met on 25-27 June 2008 in
During the 7th General Meeting the delegates will discuss how to enhance their anti-corruption work in the following areas:
International organizations together with country delegates will talk about the added value of anti-corruption conventions and their monitoring mechanisms to support countries’ efforts.
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Government officials from
Politicians, journalists and NGOs from several countries will debate how to strengthen support of citizens to anti-corruption reforms.
For the first time business associations and private firms from the OECD and ACN countries will discuss ways to promote business integrity and fight corruption in the region.
The meeting will provide its participants with knowledge about the best and worst practices in the fight against corruption in the region. It is also expected that the delegates from the former Soviet states will agree to continue the monitoring programme under the ACN Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, which provides peer pressure for the governments to reinforce their anti-corruption reforms.
The meeting is hosted by the Government of Georgia, and is organized by the OECD together with the OSCE, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Georgia (ABA/ROL Initiative) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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The Anti-Corruption Network for
The main objectives of the ACN is to support its members in their fight against corruption by providing a regional forum for the promotion of anti-corruption activities, exchange of information, elaboration of best practices and donor coordination. The ACN operates through sub-regional initiatives, thematic activities and general meetings.