14th April 2021 - Cairo, Egypt
Corruption is a complex social, political, and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development, and contributes to governmental instability.
People are at the heart of combatting corruption such as authorities who are designated with daily anti-corruption efforts. UNODC, in collaboration with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA)’s training arm, the Egyptian Anti-Corruption Academy, organized training for the Libyan national authorities to support Libya in strengthening its criminal justice response to corruption.
As part of the European Union (EU) funded project “Building Libya’s National Capacity to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Money Laundering” taking place from 2020 to 2023 and implemented jointly with the United National Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Libyan authorities and law enforcement are receiving the necessary tools and knowledge they need to better combat corruption and financial crimes.
To achieve holistic impact and results and to foster greater inter-institutional collaboration, 19 participants representing law enforcement, prosecution and judiciary authorities and financial analysts received firsthand information and capacity building to:
a- investigate and prosecute corruption
b- trace, seize, and confiscate assets linked to high-level corruption, and
c- obtain insight on the international obligations and good practices and the Egyptian experience in this field.
Furthermore, the foundation for effective cooperation and coordination in corruption investigation was covered in-depth, focusing on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and other internationally recognized standards.
Libyan representatives in the training expressed their appreciation of the content, especially the use of case studies on real-life investigations and their wish to receive more advanced training.
UNODC’s collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Academy in Egypt holds an extensive amount of training and initiatives at national and regional levels with the aim of combatting corruption and enhancing integrity in the public and private sectors.
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