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Tehran, 11 and 12 December 2016 - On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day and in line with global developments, the senior authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed the importance of fighting against corruption.


During the national meeting which was held in the General Inspection Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its President H.E. Judge Naser Seraj called "political will" as the most critical factor in fight against corruption. Accordingly, he made references to the special command of Supreme Leader and instructions of Head of Judiciary seeking senior authorities' high level of commitment and advising to identify vulnerable weak points and apply practical solutions. He outlined the necessity to create transparent working environments; adapt multilateral approach among national institutions; adopt new legislation and set legal reforms in accordance with national requirements and global developments and establish active cooperative links with United Nations and international organizations as key elements in his Office's successes in anti-corruption matters. He further briefed the meeting on extensive level of bilateral negotiations with states' offices on anti-corruption, ombudsmen and complaint management affairs which lasted to signing 8 Memoranda of Understanding with Denmark, China, Japan, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia and Nairobi.


H.E. Ayatollah Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri, the Head of Inspectorate Office of the Supreme Leader's Bureau addressed the representatives of private sector in the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines and Agriculture. He referred to the Article 44 of Iran's Constitution Law and believed effective implementation of Supreme Leader's special command with regard to privatization can play a crucial role in reducing level of corruption within public sector. He highlighted the fact that, Iran's global ranking with regard to perception of corruption is highly concerning as it does not meet the Islamic socio-cultural standards. He underlined the need to identify gaps and shortages, as he believed a part of current problems relates to institutional matters and some relay on individuals' behaviors.


H.E. Mr. Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Minister of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of National Secretariat of the United Nations Convention against Corruption issued a statement in which, he outlined expansion of administrative electronic services, banking, customs and tax reforms as well as revision of economic and financial legislations as the significant efforts of Iran's Administration in fight against corruption.



During the abovementioned meetings, the statement of UNODC Executive Director was read  by Mr. Kaveh Moradi, UNODC Iran Officer in Charge. In addition, he referred to the first cycle of Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, during which the Islamic Republic of Iran played an active role in reviewing Bangladesh, submission of its Self-Assessments in line with UNCAC Chapters 3 and 4 as well as processing Country Visit by Indonesia, Belarus and UNODC. He advocated the objectives of UNODC Country Partnership Programme 2015-2019 and expressed his office readiness to support national efforts in accordance with identified needs within the first set of assessments and to provide target-based assistance as per obligations envisaged within the second cycle of review relating to UNCAC Chapters 2 and 5.