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GOPAC November Newsletter is out!

GOPAC November newsletter cover GOPAC Statement for the COP26, GOPAC National Chapters and Regional Activities, as well as GOPAC Vice-Chair speech at the 143rd IPU Assembly Meeting.  The newsletter can be accessed here.


GOPAC calls to tackle corruption and promote better climate governance & transparency: COP26

As countries & parties to the UNFCCC gather in Glasgow this week to negotiate deals to save our planet, corruption is looming as one of the biggest threats hampering the effective implementation of climate actions. More financial resources&innovation are to be expected from COP26
Stronger governance & transparency and better oversight are needed to ensure that climate interventions did not go sideways. This is where parliament & parliamentarians can take part. Check out our open call to parties COP26 : https://bit.ly/GOPACCOP26


GOPAC August Newsletter is out!

GOPAC has published its August Newsletter edition. This newsletter cover GOPAC recap during the UNGASS 2021, the inauguration of the GOPAC Doha office, and news from GOPAC national chapters around the world! The newsletter can be accessed here.


GOPAC GTFs Vacancy Announcement

GOPAC is inviting members interested in being part of the Global Task Forces (GTFs) membership. As adopted at the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), GOPAC has decided to re-activate five of its GTFs, namely: The Anti-Money Laundering, the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Parliamentary Oversight, Parliamentary Ethics and Conducts, and the Participation of Society and Open Parliament.

More about the GTFs Vacancy Announcement can be found here.


GOPAC celebrates the International Day of Parliamentarism

GOPAC Chair, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, as well as the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, conveyed a message for the GOPAC members and fellow parliamentarians to reaffirm the pivotal roles the parliament has as a place of hope and the avenue of different positions in defining the fate of a nation to commemorate the International Day of Parliamentarism on Wednesday, 30 June 2021. At the same time GOPAC has also published Parliamentary Briefings on UNGASS 2021 and GOPAC Overview.

Full message and GOPAC Knowledge Products can be found here.


GOPAC Chair signed an MoU with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM)

On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, GOPAC Chair, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, as well as the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), H.E. Gennaro Migliorion. Through this MoU, both parties agreed to have greater cooperation and coordination to enhance the efforts to combat corruption as well as promote the values of democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

The full media release can be found here.

The signing ceremony video can be watched here.


GOPAC DOHA Office Inauguration

GOPAC Chair who is also the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, H.E. Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud inaugurated GOPAC Doha Office on Sunday, 6 June 2021. The inauguration of the office was held both offline and online broadcasted via Zoom platform and YouTube of the Shura Council. The full media release can be found here.

The grand launching video of the GOPAC Doha Office can be watched here.


GOPAC Chair delivers remarks at the Plenary Session of UN General Assembly Against Corruption

On 4 June 2021, GOPAC Chair H.E. Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud delivered his remarks emphasizing the important roles of parliaments and parliamentarians to prevent and combat corruption during the United Nations General Assembly Against Corruption 2021.

GOPAC Media Release for the UNGASS 2021 Plenary Session can be found here
The full remarks of GOPAC Chair can be viewed in GOPACSecretariat Youtube here and the written remarks can be accessed here: English| Arabic


GOPAC UNGASS 2021 SIDE EVENT: “Parliament’s Role in Implementing UNGASS”

The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption has successfully held a panel side-event during the UN General Assembly Against Corruption on Wednesday, 2 June 2021. As UNGASS is tasked with agreeing on a concise and action-oriented political declaration, to implement key recommendations in the declaration, engagement with parliamentarians, who play a key legislative and oversight role, in progressing anti-corruption best practices and policy is required.

The full video of the event can be watched here

The event flyer can be accessed here

GOPAC Media Release  can be found here


GOPAC Chair delivers remarks at the 2021 IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing

GOPAC Chair H.E. Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar deliver a remark during the United Nations Annual Parliamentary Hearing on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 entitled “Fighting corruption to restore trust in government and improve development prospects.”

GOPAC Media Release for the UN-IPU Parliamentary Hearing can be found here
The full remarks of GOPAC Chair can be accessed here: English | Arabic


Gulf Cooperation Council Leaders congratulate H.E. Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud for his election as Chair of GOPAC

Gulf Cooperation Council Leaders congratulate Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar for his election as Chair of GOPAC for 2019-2021 term. The GCC is an international organization comprising of gulf countries dedicated to deepening and strengthening of relations, links, and areas of cooperation between Arab States of the Gulf. The GCC members are as follows: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. More of the statement can be found through the following link: English | Arabic


GOPAC Chair’s Message on the International Anti-Corruption Day 2020

In this year International Anti-Corruption Day, GOPAC Chair is calling parliamentarians to strengthen their role in the fight against corruption. This year’s theme for International Anti-Corruption Day – Recover with Integrity – will not succeed unless parliamentarians are involved and active. Parliament is the ultimate institution to hold the government accountable to its people, especially during the pandemic. Since parliamentarians represent the people, they are required to set an example in the performance of their duties and should adhere to the moral values of their communities and comply with the highest standards of integrity.

The full version of the message can be found here. The Arabic version of the message can be found here.


GOPAC Submits Recommendation to UNGASS 2021

GOPAC has submitted its 2nd contribution to the UN General Assembly Against Corruption (UNGASS) 2021 secretariat. GOPAC contribution is drafted after several consultation process conducted with the executive committee and regional chapters’ perspectives which were submitted to GOPAC as a means to capture the aspiration of the global parliamentarians on issues need to be addressed by the UNGASS 2021.

The full version of GOPAC’s News Release can be read here.

More of GOPAC Contribution can be found here.


GOPAC’s Message on the International Day of Parliamentarism

On this year’s International Day of Parliamentarism, GOPAC urges fellow members and parliamentarians to strengthen its parliamentary oversight. GOPAC committed to foster greater partnership in anti-corruption and governance issues with all inter-parliamentary organizations to signify the truest meaning of this International Day of Parliamentarism. #WorldParliamentDay

The full version of GOPAC’s Message can be read here.


GOPAC leaders call members to strengthen its oversight role in times of COVID-19 crisis

GOPAC urges parliamentarians to oversight government responses in handling the global epidemic, COVID-19. As countries mobilised initiatives to address the pandemic, it could create opportunities for actors to engage in corrupt practices such as bribery, fraud, and graft.

The GOPAC May 2020 Newsletter can be found here.


GOPAC Welcomes the New Elected Chair during its Annual General Meeting 2019

The AGM unanimously agreed to elect H.E. Mr. Ahmad Bin Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, as the new Chair of GOPAC for the period of 2019-2021. The chair will be supported by the GOPAC Board of Directors that composed of representation from GOPAC Regional Chapter.

More information could be found on GOPAC Newsletter 2020.


The 7th GOPAC Global Conference, 9-10 December 2019, Doha, Qatar

The 7th Global Conference of Parliamentarians against Corruption was hosted by the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, co-organized by the Global Organization Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC). In 2019, the theme “Integrity Matters” reflected GOPAC’s objectives to fight corruption and improve good governance throughout the world by strengthening cooperation between parliamentarians, governments and civil societies, in line with GOPAC’s commitment to promote its core values of integrity, accountability, collaboration, and diversity. All delegates agreed to adopt an outcome document called as “Doha Declaration” that urges Parliaments to enact a clear set of rules on conflict of interests, financial transparency, code of ethics and conducts, and public participation in inclusive policy making. At the end of the conference, GOPAC elect H.E. Ahmad bin Abdulla bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Speaker of the Shura Council State of Qatar as the new GOPAC Chair. Under the leadership of the new chair, GOPAC will continue to initiate, innovate, and revolutionize global parliamentary efforts against corruption.

GOPAC Global Conference News Release could be found here

More information and documents regarding the conference could be found here.


2018 APNAC Biennial General Meeting

The 2018 APNAC Biennial General Meeting (BGM) was successfully held on March 17-18, 2018 in Accra, Ghana; hosted by APNAC Ghana and supported by Ghana, under the theme: “The role of the Parliamentarians in the fight against Corruption, in achieving the SDGs in Africa, and paving the way for the sustainability and the future of APNAC.” During the BGM, APNAC members also elected H.E. Justin Muturi as the new APNAC President and Board of Directors for 2018-2020 period.

APNAC BGM Communique


GOPAC Annual General Meeting 2017 Result

GOPAC is pleased to announce that the agenda items of its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) were finally passed on January 25, 2018. Previously, the AGM of GOPAC was held in Bali, Indonesia, on September 8, 2017 with GOPAC members participated by in-person and electronic attendance. GOPAC also welcomes Dr. Fadli Zon as the elected Chair and 7th Board of Directors for 2017-2019 period.

AGM 2017 Result Announcement


7th Forum of Parliamentarians at 7th Session of CoSP UNCAC

The Forum of Parliamentarians has been a key component of engaging parliamentarians in UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). On November 9, 2017, GOPAC along with GOPAC Oceania, UNODC, UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC), and UNDP successfully held the 7th Forum of Parliamentarians during the 7th Conference of State Parties to the UNCAC in Vienna. The forum focused on oversight matters and ways for Members of Parliament to improve development effectiveness. We invite you to review the photos and webcast of the session’s webcast through the link below.

Photos and Session Webcast


Accession to Council of Europe Participatory Status

GOPAC has acceded to official status with the Council of Europe. We look forward to working with President Michele Nicoletti, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, and the members of the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly, on strengthening public integrity across the forty-seven member states.

Conference of Europe INGOs


Launch of our Toolkit on the UN SDGs

Legislators from every region of the world gathered in Washington DC, to begin a global effort to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the parliaments of the world. “Realising those goals will require monumental political will and effort by national legislatures and national governments,” said GOPAC CEO Akaash Maharaj. “Our new handbook will give legislators the tools, guidance, and experience of their peers, to help them turn international ambitions into national achievements.”

Parliament’s Role in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

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