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Qatar participates in the International Anti-Corruption Academy’s (IACA) Assembly of Parties and submit a proposal for its development

The State of Qatar participated with a delegation from the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) in the 8th session of the IACA’s Assembly of Parties, held in the city of Nur-Sultan, the Capital of Kazakhstan, on 2-4 October, 2019.This participation comes in light of the keenness of ACTA to effectively represent the State of Qatar in all international efforts to promote transparency, integrity and anti-corruption.

         High-level representatives from anti-corruption authorities, specialized law enforcement authorities and international organizations of the Academy also participated in the session.

         The conference discussed the work that was accomplished in the previous year of the Academy’s work program, the ways of developing the Academy’s future work and ways to strengthen the role of the Academy as an internationally leading institution in research and training in the areas of anti-corruption. The delegation of ACTA held a number of bilateral meetings, which participated in the conference, to strengthen bilateral relations and promote international awareness of the State of Qatar’s efforts in the areas of transparency, integrity and anti-corruption.

          It is worth mentioning that the IACA is of growing international importance, having previously received observer status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Academy is also considered the first international educational and training center for students and professionals specialized in the field of integrity and anti-corruption, and has many activities and offers many degrees in this field.

          In his speech at the opening of the conference, the representative of ACTA, Mr. Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, presented a comprehensive proposal by ACTA to develop the work of the Academy, which aims to preserve and build on the achievements of the Academy, to meet the challenges faced by the Academy, both in terms of Internal work systems and programs, or in relation to the Academy’s partnerships with the Parties and in general, beneficiaries of its services and programs.

         Also, ACTA presented a working paper during the discussion session on “Protecting Whistleblowers: Implementing National Legislation and Policies”, which was held on October 3rd, in which ACTA’s expert presented Qatar’s experiences, best practices and future projects in this field. In addition to ACTA’s working paper, other working papers were presented in the session by experts from Kazakhstan, South Korea, Russia and the UK.