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May 27, 2015
Legislators from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Create a Regional Network to Fight Corruption and Strengthen Democracy
Legislators from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Serbia have signed a formal Memorandum of Co operation, to work together across borders to combat corruption and strengthen democratic institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This is a critical first step in a broader effort for inter-parliamentary co-operation in the region. More…


May 21, 2015
Dr Naser Al Sane Aids Legislators from Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Fight Against Corruption
Dr Naser Al Sane, Board Member of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Agaisnt Corruption (GOPAC), is speaking to legislators from Eastern Europe and Central Asia about the implementation of anti-corruption legislation, institutions and mechanism at Transparency and Accountability for Effective Oversight: Role of parliament, a two-day international conference in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-22 May 2015. More…


May 13, 2015
Tonga MPs Join Worldwide Network to Tackle Corruption
Parliamentarians in Tonga join the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) and commit to working together to combat corruption, strengthen good government and uphold the rule of law at a two-day workshop on corruption hosted by GOPAC, the UNDP and the UNODC in the capital Nuka’alofa. Parliamentarians from the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, including Nobles and People’s Representatives, the Prime Minister and Ministers attended. More…


May 12, 2015
Pacific MPs Need to Champion Anti-Corruption in Sustainable Development Goals
Parliamentarians should ensure that when their national governments and parliaments adopt priority national Sustainable Development Goals and targets after the UN General Assembly in September, that Goal 16 is included along with its anti-corruption relevant targets, GOPAC Oceania Chair John Hyde told a workshop for Tongan parliamentarians today. More…


April 27, 2015
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. More…


April 23, 2015
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. More…


February 23, 2015
Greater Transparency and Oversight Needed in Defence and Security Sectors to Fight Corruption
GOPAC is calling on parliamentarians throughout the world to make oversight of the defence and security sectors a priority in their fight against corruption and ensure that there is a justifiable balance between the need for secrecy and the need for transparency. The call is reflected in GOPAC’s position paper on oversight of the defence and security sectors, Oversight is the Continuation of Democracy by Other Means, launched today. More…


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