To prepare the State of Qatar’s report within the second review cycle of the United Nations Convention against Corruption:
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority holds a meeting with 22 national agencies
H.E Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad follows up on ACTA’s meeting with national entities to complete the preparation of the State of Qatar’s report within the second review cycle of the United Nations Convention against Corruption
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) held a remote meeting with officials and experts from 22 government agencies and institutions in the country to prepare the State of Qatar’s report within the second review cycle of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
H.E Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad, President of ACTA, continued to follow up on what took place during the meeting. Also, Ms. Amal Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Director of the Control and Development Department at ACTA began to inform all parties of the most important efforts made by the ACTA to prepare the report, the role required of the agencies to review the report, and work to complete all deficiencies and documents that resulted from the Authority’s review of them.
The chapters and materials were presented in which the State of Qatar will be reviewed, as well as the review of the steps that were taken in the process of preparing for the review, and communicate with the authorities that are still working on the responses so far.
During the meeting, ACTA’s representatives reviewed the steps taken so far, which were a voluntary evaluation to identify the requirements that the State of Qatar must implement to meet the requirements of UNCAC, train a number of government agency employees on the review mechanism, identify a list of government experts who will participate in the second review process for the State of Qatar in cooperation with the major government agencies, and the division of the convention articles for the chapters under review by the competent government agencies and institutions.
Furthermore, ACTA’s representatives reviewed further steps during the meeting, including sending the convention articles to the relevant authorities to receive their answers about the review questions and the projects that they have carried out in accordance with the requirements of UNCAC, receiving the answers of most of the national authorities about the review questions and the projects they have undertaken in accordance with the requirements of UNCAC, analyzing the answers received by ACTA to find out the degree in which the State of Qatar complies with the requirements of UNCAC, and preparing the report based on the responses received by the authority from the agencies.
Also, during the meeting, it was agreed on the future steps for preparing the report of the State of Qatar, as the report will be sent back to the government agencies for a final review, and will work to determine the countries that will participate in the State of Qatar review, through a draft that will be conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna next period.
It should be noted that the Conference of the States Parties to UNCAC has established a dedicated mechanism to review the implementation of the Convention, in which each State party must provide the Secretariat of the UNODC with information requested by the Conference on its compliance and implementation of the Convention, using the comprehensive self-assessment checklist.
Two other state parties will review the State of Qatar.
The review process will achieve, among other things, promoting the Convention purposes, providing the Conference of States Parties with information on the measures taken to implement the Convention and the difficulties they face in doing so, assisting States Parties in identifying and justifying specific needs of technical assistance, promoting and facilitating the provision of technical assistance, encouraging and facilitating International cooperation to prevent and combat corruption, including in the area of asset recovery, and providing the Conference of States Parties with information on aspects of States success in implementing and using the Convention and on their good practices and the challenges they face in doing so.