The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) is an international network of parliamentarians dedicated to good governance and combating corruption throughout the world. Since its inception, GOPAC has provided information and analysis, established international benchmarks, and improved public awareness through a combination of global pressure and national action.

 

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Strengthening Oversight of the Construction Sector to Fight Corruption and Organized Crime

GOPAC is calling on legislators across the world to make oversight of the construction sector – particularly in public infrastructure projects – a priority in the fight against corruption. The call is reflected in GOPAC’s position paper, Building on Sand: The importance of oversight in fighting corruption within the construction sector, launched today.

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GOPAC Vows to Bring Kleptocrats to Justice in Speech at the United Nations

“I know that several of the kleptocrats we have in our sights are watching the broadcast of this session. To them, I have a simple message: enjoy the money and the power while you can, because we are coming for you,” warned Akaash Maharaj, the CEO of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), during his speech at the 14th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA) Wednesday afternoon.

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GOPAC Address to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration

I am grateful for the opportunity to address this chamber, on behalf of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, or GOPAC. We are a worldwide alliance of legislators who have come together to combat corruption, strengthen public institutions, and uphold the rule of law.

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GOPAC Statement to the 14th Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration

United Nations and its Member States have repeatedly identified ethics, integrity, transparency, and accountability as founding principles of sound public administration. In the words of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs itself, “Integrity, by requiring that public interest be paramount, provides the basis for transparency and accountability.Transparency without accountability becomes meaningless and makes a mockery of sound public administration. Accountability depends on transparency or having the necessary information. And transparency and accountability without integrity may not end up serving the public interest.”

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