Integrity in Sport: National Workshop Algeria

On 8 and 9 October 2019, UNODC help support a two-day workshop organized by INTERPOL and IOC in Algiers, Algeria which was hosted in close cooperation with the General Directorate for National Security and the Algerian Sports and Olympic Committee.

The workshop brought together over 100 representatives from law enforcement, government and sports organizations at the Police College of the Directorate General of National Security. Police officers based in 14 regional stations joined the workshop through video-conference.

The event addressed current threats to the integrity of sport, global crime trends in competition manipulation and related corruption. Contributions by the DG of National Security, the Algerian Academy Against Corruption in Sports, INTERPOL, IOC and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) laid the basis for identifying measures to tackle these threats in Algeria. The Algerian Football Federation and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) outlined their collaboration and specific initiatives to protect the integrity of football.
Following the national workshop, high-level representatives from law enforcement, national sporting bodies, the national anti-corruption agency, the ministry for youth and sports and other stakeholders held a partnership development meeting to develop a coordinated and sustained national approach against competition manipulation, based upon international standards and best practices.