Vienna (Austria), 12 November 2021 – The newly launched Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) will hold its first Members Meeting next week, to begin the work of building a community of anti-corruption authorities across the globe for faster, more efficient prosecution of transnational corruption cases.
The three-day event will gather anti-corruption authorities from 43 different countries to establish the Network’s governance structure, adopt elements of a charter, discuss delivery of the one-stop virtual hub, and enhance synergies with other anti-corruption networks. The meeting will be chaired by Spain and its three anti-corruption authorities who were the first to join the GlobE Network after the official launch on 3 June 2021 during the UN General Assembly special session against corruption (UNGASS).
Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, will open the meeting.
First GlobE Network Members Meeting
Creating a community of anti-corruption practitioners
Monday, 15 November 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00 hrs Vienna Time CET
In person at the Vienna International Centre, Conference Building M
Online participation: Click here to register
The Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities is a platform for peer-to-peer information exchange and informal cooperation to better identify, investigate and prosecute cross-border corruption offences and recover stolen assets. Founded in 2021, the GlobE Network is open to anti-corruption law enforcement authorities in all UN Member States and States parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The GlobE Network Secretariat is based at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
Read the GlobE Network Meeting Agenda
For more information, visit: globenetwork.unodc.org
All media representatives who wish to cover the meeting in person need to register for the event by contacting press.vienna[at]un.org by COB on Friday 12th November 2021.
Journalists are invited to attend Day One, starting at 10am in Room M1, M-Building, as well as the lunch break for possible interviews at 1pm.
Participants are required to comply with the low epidemiological risk criteria in line with the Host Country legislation and the recommendations of the VIC Medial Service.
By swiping their badge on entry to the VIC, participants declare that they fulfil the criteria below and confirm that they possess valid documentation meeting one or more of these criteria and can provide the documentation to the meeting organizers or VIC Medical Service, if required:
FFP2 masks are mandatory in all areas at the VIC where masks are required. These include meeting rooms, security entrance and exit gates and all other common spaces in the VIC.
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