Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC Country Representative supported joint national anti-corruption efforts



Tehran, 9 December 2019 - On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day 2019, Mr. Alexander Fedulov, UNODC Iran Country Representative attended the meeting organized in collaboration with the representations from Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture and Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.

In his remarks, His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Nahavandian, Deputy President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Economic Affairs highlighted the importance of harmonizing governmental strategies and consolidating efforts in fight against corruption. He believed in the need to strategize systematically against routes of corruption, rather than prioritizing tackling cases and incidents. He outlined applying e-governance and governmental electronic services as well as raising public awareness vis-à-vis national laws and regulations as effective factors in fight against corruption.

Mr. Gholam-Hossein Shafei, the President of Iran Chamber of Commerce addressed the vital affect of improving cultural integrity in fight against corruption. With reference to statistics, he underlined the negative impacts of corruption in economic developments of countries which hampers from 1 to 8 percent.

Mr. Masoud Khansari, the President of Tehran Chamber of Commerce believed in the need to expand multilateral dialogue among governmental bodies, representatives of private sector, non-governmental organizations, academia and public. He outlined vast sets of contradictory laws and regulations, lengthy bureaucratic formalities and lack of wide-spread accessibility to electronic services as main routes of acts of corruption. In contrary, he proposed to expand scope of e-services and apply additional supervisions which reduce potential chances of committing corruption.

Mr. Alexander Fedulov, UNODC Iran Country Representative acknowledged the advancement of implementing the UNCAC by the Islamic Republic of Iran. He believed they have been achieved through implementation of several joint activities under the UNODC programmes in Iran. With reference to the Implementation Review Mechanism of UNCAC, he advocated the effective role of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the country under review and as the reviewer, in the first and second cycle of Review. He expressed the readiness of UNODC to expand scope and technical areas of cooperation.

The meeting hosted 200 senior representations of governmental bodies, ministries, industries, enterprises and diplomatic missions in Tehran, including embassies of Britain, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Russia, Belgium, Finland, Hungry, Romania, Slovenia, Czech, Greece, Qatar, Bangladesh, Iraq, Turkey, Ecuador, Cyprus, Tajikistan, South Africa, Afghanistan and a number of African states. 

For further information, please contact
Mehraj Singh (Mr.), Programme Associate, UNODC Country Office in Iran
Tel.: (+98-21) 8887 8377-81, Fax: (+98-21) 88796700,