Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency (K-PACT)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: #401 Salvation Army Building
58-1 Shinmunro-1ga, Jongno-gu,
Seoul 110-061
Country: Republic of Korea
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
Website: http://pact.or.kr/
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • Anti-Corruption
Short description:
On 3 January 2005, the Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency became a public issue after the Declaration of the Hundred Citizens Urging for the Pact. The four sectors' (public, political, private sectors and civil society) representatives who have wills to overcome corruption and improve transparency to realize an advanced society, have agreed to form the Steering Committee for the Pact on January 7 of 2005. With the agreement, the first meeting of the Steering Committee for the Pact was held on 4 February 2005 which became the milestone for the Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency. On 9 March 2005 representatives from the four sectors attended the Ceremony for the Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency which was held by the Steering Committee for the Pact. Every attendants of the Ceremony including the President Roh and three heads of the judicial body signed the Citizen's Charter for a transparent society. It signified that the Pact became the major agenda of the society. The Council for Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency is incorporated through the Article 6 of the Pact which was pledged by major figures from the four sectors, which composes the Council. The Council for the Korean Pact on Anti-Corruption and Transparency is the organization that intends to raise the level of cooperation among participants of the Pact and enforces the four agendas of inspection, evaluation, dissemination, and renewal of the Pact.
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