As part of the preparation of Qatar’s report for the cycle of the Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption:
ACTA holds a meeting with 6 government bodies
Inform government experts about the ACTA’s efforts in preparing the report and the most prominent parts that have been completed
Defining the states of Palestine and Guinea as reviewing countries for the State of Qatar
Doha – August 22nd
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) held a meeting with officials and experts from six ministries and government institutions in the country, namely the Ministry of Interior, the Public Prosecution, the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. In addition, some government experts from ACTA’s employees attended the meeting, to prepare the report of the State of Qatar within the second review session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
During the meeting, governmental experts were briefed on the significant efforts made by ACTA to prepare the report, the most prominent parts that have been completed and accomplished in the report so far and identify the required role of government experts during the discussion of the report.
The meeting also discussed the results of the review lot, which resulted in naming Palestine and Guinea as reviewing countries for the State of Qatar, the date set for submitting the report to the secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the internal mechanism for reviewing the report.
It was also agreed on the visual communication that will take place between government experts of the State of Qatar, governmental experts of the countries under review and specialists from the secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
It is worth noting that the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption has established a dedicated mechanism to review the implementation of the convention, whereby each state party must provide the secretariat of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime with the information requested by the conference on its compliance with and implementation of the convention, through using the comprehensive self-assessment checklist.
Two other state parties will review the State of Qatar, where the review process will achieve several things, including strengthening the objectives of the Convention, providing the Conference of States Parties with information on the measures taken in implementing the Convention and the difficulties they face in doing so, assisting States Parties in identifying and justifying special needs for technical assistance, promoting and facilitating the provision of technical assistance, encouraging and facilitating international cooperation in preventing and combating corruption, including in the field of asset recovery, and providing the Conference of States Parties with information on aspects of the countries’ success in implementing and seeking assistance from the Convention and on the good practices they follow and the challenges they face.