Islamic Republic of Iran


National meeting on Anti-Corruption matters in Tehran.


9 December 2015, Tehran - The national meeting on anti-corruption matters was held on 8 th December 2015, in Tehran. The meeting was planned and held in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.

In his opening statement, H.E. Mr. Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Minister of Justice addressing the representatives of national businesses, industries and entrepreneurs, made reference to the mandates of 6 th session of the Conference of States Parties to United Nations Convention against Corruption. He believed fight against corruption is not limited to the governments and highlighted the importance of the role of other parties, mainly the private sector. He referred to the progress made in connection with the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action between Iran and P5+1. He said that economic and financial collaboration would be increased in parallel with the expected increase in international cooperation. This would require  effective anti-corruption safeguards. He reiterated and underlined the high level of political will among the senior national authorities, namely the Supreme Leader and called preventive measures as one of the main anti-corruption elements. He stated that the Administration believes in the need for all members of society to tackle corruption.

Mr. Leik Boonwaat, UNODC Representative in Iran addressed the meeting. He said that no country is immune from corruption and that the Islamic Republic of Iran had ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption on the 20 April 2009. There are some 177 states that have ratified the convention.  Reading the message of UNODC Executive Director, he stated corruption and bribery, if left unchecked, are serious impediments to sustainable development and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda throughout the world. These serious crimes breach the essential trust between citizens and governments, as well as businesses and consumers. Where corruption is rampant countries face poor inward investment, and blemished reputations. Corruption is, therefore, a short term victory for the few that deeply harms the many. For all these reasons, International Anti-Corruption Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the work undertaken against corruption and bribery, but also to chart future efforts to rid the world of these crimes.

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International Anti-Corruption Day, UNODC Global Campaign (Campaign Materials)


International Anti-Corruption Day, UNODC Global Campaign (Audio Video)