Commitment to Comply with the International Anti-Corruption Standards
Uzbekistan joined the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) in March 2010. The ACN is a regional forum for exchanging of experiences and elaboration of best anti-corruption practices for countries of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. It is one of the outreach programmes of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The membership of Uzbekistan in Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan was facilitated by UNODC ROCA through holding negotiations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and anti-corruption focal point of the General Prosecutor Office of Uzbekistan. Subsequently, in September 2010, as an integral part of implementation of the Istanbul Action Plan, Uzbekistan submitted to the peer review expert team the completed questionnaire to allow the experts to assess the national anti-corruption legal and institutional frameworks in terms of their compliance with the UN Convention against Corruption and other international legal instruments and standards. The UNODC ROCA Senior Legal Adviser jointly with other members of the monitoring expert team reviewed the anti-corruption legal and institutional frameworks of Uzbekistan and negotiated the report with the delegation of Uzbekistan. After the negotiations, the review report was adopted at the 9th Monitoring Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan that took place at the OECD HQs in Paris on 6-7 December 2010. Mr. Rustam Sayfulov, the Head of the delegation of Uzbekistan who represented the National Security Service, when speaking at the Monitoring Meeting, acknowledged with appreciation the productive cooperation between UNODC ROCA and the Uzbek national authorities in the legal and anti-corruption areas.