Anti-corruption workshop for States involved in the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

To support the States Parties participating in the second year (2017-2018) of the Implementation Review Mechanism’s second cycle, UNODC and the National Anti-Corruption Commission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Nazaha) jointly organised a workshop in Riyadh from 18 to 21 September 2017.

Twenty-five participants, including focal points and governmental experts from six States Parties, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Sudan, actively participated in the three and a half day training hosted by Nazaha in Riyadh. The training further developed the expertise of the participants on the review methodology and included a detailed substantive discussion on the prevention of corruption and asset recovery (chapters II and V of the Convention) as well as applied group exercises.

Participating governmental experts seized the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on specific topics related to the prevention of corruption and asset recovery and to foster cooperation and information exchange.

The feedback from the participants was highly positive and the training was deemed a useful tool for learning and cooperation. Participants highlighted the important coordination function required to effectively implemented the UN Convention against Corruption and noted the broad scope and technical complexity of the provisions under review.

The news report produced by Nazaha can be found here.