Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh to host 9th session of the UN’s COSP Convention against Corruption in December: Ghada Waly



Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 09:55 GMT


Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 09:55 GMT


CAIRO – 17 September 2021:  Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Waly announced that Sharm el-Sheikh city will be hosting the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption [COSP9] in December.

“The world will come together at #COSP9 in December in Sharm el-Sheikh to take action on anti-corruption commitments, protect integrity in the COVID recovery & beyond. Signed Host Country agreement with Egypt today - grateful for Flag of Egypt support toEarth globe europe-africa anti-corruption cooperation.” Waly tweeted.


Egypt has assumed the two-year chairmanship of the tenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime since October 2020.


Egypt's ranking rose from 117 in 2017 to 105 out of 180 countries surveyed in 2018 on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) issued annually by the Berlin-based Transparency International.

In August, the president ratified a decree allowing Egypt to join the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC), which calls for the eradication of corruption in the private and public sectors. In 2017, the Egyptian Parliament approved joining the convention launched in 2003.

In December 2018, the president launched the second phase of the national strategy for fighting corruption 2019-2022, complementing the first phase initiated in 2014. The strategy's goals revolve on developing anti-graft bodies and activating mechanisms of transparency and integrity at government offices along with modernizing judicial procedures to accelerate verdicts' issuance and increasing public awareness about the need to combat corruption.




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