In 2022, the interest of the international community to tackle corruption and economic crime in sport continued to grow. Examples included references to these issues in resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group focusing its 2022 Accountability Report on this topic.
Corruption and Economic Crime Brach (CEB), through its Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Economic Crime, organized, or supported over 60 activities to enhance the capacity of criminal justice authorities and sports organizations to tackle corruption in sport at national, regional and international levels, involving more than 1,200 beneficiaries from 140 States parties.
This included a national workshop for Paraguay and regional workshops for countries from the Baltics and the Pacific and involved working with the key partners of the Programme, the International Olympic Committee and FIFA, as well as the European Union, the Council of Europe, INTERPOL, the International Partnership against Corruption in Sport, World Rugby and the International Tennis Integrity Agency, among many others.
In addition, CEB launched the advocacy paper on Crime, Corruption, and other Wrongdoing in the Transfer of Football Players and other Athletes and organized a meeting of experts to review a joint UNODC-IOC-INTERPOL draft Guide on the Effective Investigation of Competition Manipulation, which is slated for publication in 2023.
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