Lebanese prime minister addressing the conference.
Arab ministers speaking on their countries recent anti-corruption efforts.
Lebanese prime minister Mikati greeting participants.
Participants at the official dinner in the grand Serail.
Intervention from the floor in one of the parallel sessions.
Workshop on saveguarding the judiciary against corruption...
Parallel workshop using ICT for transparency...
El Seblani presenting the Beirut declaration against corruption.
Group photo.

Fourth Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network "Reconciling Hopes with Realities in the Fight against Corruption: Paving the Way for Innovation"

Fourth Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network

Beirut, Lebanon, 4/14/2013 - 4/16/2013

Organized by: UNDP-ACIAC

The Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) concluded its fourth conference entitled “Reconciling Hopes with Realities in the Fight against Corruption: Paving the Way for Innovation” which was held in Beirut on 14-16 April 2013, under the patronage of H.E the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon. The Conference was held at the ministerial level and brought together more than 250 participants from 30 countries. Ministers and high level officials from participating Arab countries shared the progress of their recent anti-corruption efforts followed by an open discussion on strengths and weaknesses of the Arab experience in the past 10 years. They also drew lessons from the experiences of Malaysia, Brazil and Eastern European countries and provided recommendations to advance the anti-corruption experience in Arab countries through innovative approaches and enhanced strategic planning. Discussions continued to focus on specific themes with a view to helping participants exchange related experience and expertise and share ideas on relevant reforms. Participants discussed innovation in corruption prevention, including the use of ICTs for transparency and corruption prevention as well as the establishment of more effective systems for the management of conflicts of interest. They also discussed innovation in the criminalization and prosecution of corruption, including a focus on illicit enrichment and means to strengthen cooperation for asset recovery. Discussions were also held on innovation in anti-corruption in sectors, including a focus on the judiciary and customs. On 16 April, ACINET adopted the Beirut Declaration Against Corruption which presented important ideas to promote anti-corruption reform and included a commitment to further strengthen civil society participation in anti-corruption efforts and a call to reconsider current approaches including the revision of existing anti-corruption strategies and specialized anti-corruption agencies with a view to making them more effective and the need to give more attention to political corruption. On the side of the Conference, ACINET held its fourth General Meeting during which it reviewed the progress of its work in 2012-2013 and identified priority areas of work for 2013-2014. The meeting also saw the transfer of chairmanship from the Kingdom of Morocco represented by the Central Authority for Corruption Prevention to the Republic of Lebanon represented by the Ministry of Justice. In addition, ACINET held the second General Session of its Non-Governmental Group which reviewed the progress of its work for in 2012-2013 and discussed priority areas of work for 2013-2014. Members nominated the president of the Lebanese Transparency Association to chair ACINET’s Non-Governmental Group for the next cycle. A special workshop was also held on the side of the Conference on engaging the media in the Arab region in anti-corruption efforts. It was attended by more than 20 journalists and helped to generate key ideas that will be pursued through future activities.The Fourth Conference of ACINET was held with the joint support of the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme, and in cooperation with a number of regional and international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Office of the Comptroller General in Brazil, the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Transparency International and the League of Arab States.

The Beirut Declaration Against Corruption [English][Arabic]
Press Release [English][Arabic]
Implementation Report Non-Governmental Group action plan 2012-2013 [Arabic]
Programme of 4th Conference of ACINET [English][Arabic][French]
Programme of 4th General Meeting of ACINET [English][Arabic]
Programme of 2nd General Session of ACINET’s Non-Governmental Group [English][Arabic]
Programme Special Workshop on Engaging Media in Arab Region in Anti-Corruption Efforts [English][Arabic]
Welcome statement by Minister of Justice of Republic of Lebanon [Arabic]
Statement of Morocco [Arabic]
Statement of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon [English]
Statement of Prime Minister of Republic of Lebanon [Arabic]
Statement of Saudi Arabia [Arabic]
Statement of Chair of ACINET, President Central Authority for Corruption Prevention [Arabic]
Statement of Iraq [Arabic]
Statement of Jordan [Arabic]
Statement of Tunisia [Arabic]
Statement of Palestine [Arabic]
Statement of Egypt [Arabic]
Statement of Minister in charge of Public Function and Modernization of Administration - Morocco [Arabic]
Ribeiro presentation_Parallel workshop A_ACINET4 [English]
Laguna presentation_Parallel workshop B_ACINET4 [French]
Walters Presentation_Parallel workshop D_ACINET4 [English]
Statement of Sudan [Arabic]
Mahraj presentation__Parallel workshop D_ACINET4 [English]
Statement of Minister of State for Administrative Reform in the Republic of Lebanon [Arabic]
Aly presentation_Parallel workshop F_ACINET4 [Arabic]
Al Ali presentation_Session2_ACINET4 [English]
Paper Ombudsman in Morocco [Arabic]
Aboudrar presentation_Parallel workshop B_ACINET4 [Arabic]
Benkhadra presentation_Parallel workshop E_ACINET4 [Arabic]
Abdul Aziz presentation_Session2_ACINET4 [English]
Hage presentation_Session2_ACINET4 [English]
Moussa presentation_Parallel workshop A_ACINET4 [Arabic]
Ashour presentation_Session2_ACINET4 [English]
Jreissati presentation_Parallel workshop E_ACINET4 [Arabic]
Gilman presentation_Parallel workshop C_ACINET4 [English]
Viniegra presentation_Parallel workshop A_ACINET4 [English]
Abdullah Presentation_ACINET4_NGG Meeting [Arabic]
List of Participants for Fourth Conference of ACINET [English][Arabic]
List of Participants of Non-Governmental Group Meeting [English][Arabic]
List of Participants of Governmental Group Meeting [English][Arabic]
List of Participants Special Media Workshop [English][Arabic]

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