State of Qatar – Republic of South Korea
December 2, 2020
The State of Qatar participated in the International Anti-Corruption Conference, which is taking
place from 1 to 4 December 2020 in South Korea, via video call.
Through the conference, the State of Qatar delegation was headed by H.E. Hamad bin Nasser
Al-Misnad, President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA). The
conference will address several topics, the most important of which is planning for the year
2030 – honesty, trust and transparency, which was chosen as a main topic for the first session of
the conference. Also, through the conference, the means towards achieving the goals of
sustainable development 2030 were discussed in general and achieving the sixteenth goal
specifically, which is related to peace, justice and strong institutions. In addition, to discussing a
group of workshops that focused on studying and analyzing the various challenges facing anti-
corruption operations around the world, related to the environment, development, defense, use
of technology and digital government, combating corruption in economically fragile states and
other emerging challenges.
The conference also provided a unique opportunity to assess the future of anti-corruption in a
post-COVID-19 world considering the political, economic and social challenges imposed by the
pandemic in various countries.
It is worth noting that the State of Qatar has prominent marks in the international efforts to
combat corruption, where H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-
Corruption Excellence Award comes at the top of those international efforts related to anti-
corruption since 2016, as part of His Highness' support for the international effort to strengthen
the fight against corruption and in honor and appreciation of those who have contributed to this
effort. The award honors individuals and institutions who have devoted themselves to combat
corruption and it is the first international award at this level in the field of anti-corruption, which
is awarded annually coinciding with the International Anti-Corruption Day. The award is
awarded in four diverse categories: Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement, Academic Research and
Education, Youth Creativity and Engagement and Innovation, thus providing more opportunities
for the winners to participate.