The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority launches the “Guide to Enhancing Integrity and Transparency in the Sports Field”
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority launched the “Guide to Enhancing Integrity and Transparency in the Sports Field” in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and the Qatar Football Association, on Monday, February 13, 2023, at the Sheraton Hotel.
The launch of the guide was witnessed by His Excellency Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misned, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, His Excellency Mr. Jassim bin Rashid Al-Buainain, Secretary-General of the Qatar Olympic Committee, His Excellency Mr. Mansour bin Muhammad Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Qatar Football Association, and His Excellency Mr. Khaled Al-Mawlawi, Deputy Director-General. Marketing, communication, and tournament experience.
His Excellency Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misned, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, indicated in his speech that this guide was prepared within the framework of partnership and cooperation between the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and each of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and the Qatar Football Association Adding: “I am pleased to express my deep thanks and special appreciation for the efforts made, and it is an honor for us that the launch ceremony of the guide coincides with the country’s celebration of the Sports Day corresponding to tomorrow, February 14”.
His Excellency highlighted that this comes in accordance with the wise directives of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Amir of the country, “may God protect him”, which emphasizes the interest in sports and promotion of its practice, and educating the local community of its importance in the framework of promoting sustainable human development, and it is also an occasion to praise With the great success achieved by the State of Qatar in hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and with the organizational level of the tournament.
His Excellency the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority said that “Qatar National Vision 2030 has set its strategic objectives: modernization and institutional development, as a catalyst for achieving development conditions, by focusing on building national institutions characterized by efficiency, effectiveness, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
This strategic dimension finds special importance in the field of Qatari sports, given the global reputation that distinguishes the State of Qatar in international sports forums, as a global center for sports, as well as local sports excellence, through the availability of specialized sports institutions, bodies, and federations.
His Excellency explained that based on the competencies of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority in working to implement the obligations incurred by the state in its ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the authority relied in implementing this competence on cooperation and coordination with other government agencies, the private sector and local community associations in developing and modernizing the two legislative systems. Institutional, by applying the latest standards and supervisory approaches in force, Adding: I highly value the level of cooperation and coordination relations that bind us as an authority with various authorities in the country, which resulted in signing memorandums of understanding, organizing training courses, and preparing field studies, in addition to issuing the “Promotion of Integrity and Transparency in the Sports Field” guide, which we are proud to launch today. A contribution from all of us to publicizing our country’s sporting achievements, as part of the country’s broader international efforts to support regional and international peace and development in the context of Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Then, Mr. Mansour Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Qatar Football Association, said that the Qatar Football Association, in its capacity as the national federation and the organizing body for football in the State of Qatar, always seeks to organize all its football-related activities at the local and international levels in full compliance with the principles of integrity, transparency and fair play. In this regard, the federation has established a comprehensive regulatory framework through its statute and various regulations in order to ensure and enhance integrity and transparency in its management of its affairs.
The Secretary-General of the Qatar Football Association expressed the keenness of the Qatar Football Association to be present at this event and to launch the guide to promoting integrity and transparency in the sports field. Our federation actively participated in producing the guide in its final form in cooperation with the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority and a number of national and sports bodies Undoubtedly, it will be a major supporter of all sports bodies for guidance and benefit from it in the future.
Mr. Khaled Al-Mawlawi, Deputy General Manager of Marketing, Communication and Tournament Experience, said in his speech, “We worked in the Supreme Committee to comply with the principles and foundations of integrity and transparency, by adopting policies related to standards of professional behavior and its permanent involvement in all relevant international events and all employment and contracting contracts that we presented to complete championship projects.
These efforts include policies of standards of conduct, combating bribery and corruption, reporting violations, and avoiding and disclosing any conflict of interest.
We also organized and participated in various workshops and events related to cooperation with our various local and international partners to share lessons learned and discuss ways to enhance and activate them optimally.
He added: The launch of the Guide to Enhancing Integrity and Transparency today is a dedication to our efforts and the efforts of our partners in this field, as we seek to make this guide a reference for the benefit of current and future projects and various state institutions – which is very important as Qatar prepares to expand the record of the major events it hosts. Including, but not limited to, the Asian Cup and winning the rights to organize the 2030 Asian Games.
The issuance of the Guide to Enhancing Integrity and Transparency in the Sports Field, which was launched by the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and the Qatar Football Association, is part of the country’s broader international efforts, as a practical reference that includes best practices and practical applications in sports. Prevention and combating sports corruption for various government agencies, sports institutions and bodies, international organizations concerned with sports affairs, and legal provisions related to the promotion of integrity and transparency in the sports field.
The guide is also considered a commitment to the provisions of the international agreements ratified by the State of Qatar in the field of combating corruption and enhancing integrity and transparency in all organs of state institutions through updating and developing the relevant legislative and institutional systems, and introducing the achievements of the State of Qatar within the broader international efforts of the state to support peace and development regionally and internationally and the Qatari efforts. To promote integrity and transparency in the field of sports.
The guide contributes to supporting international experiences with the latest and best relevant sports standards, and to enriching Qatari sports with the principles and values of integrity and transparency, in line with the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – may God protect and preserve him, in making sport an essential entry point for achieving the aspirations of peoples in Peace, coexistence, and ending crises through dialogue and understanding are at the forefront of efforts to promote sports within the country, in addition to strengthening the State of Qatar in organizing and hosting major international sporting events, as the capital of sport in the world, especially after the long-standing success it achieved in hosting and organizing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which he praised Everyone at the high organizational level of the tournament.