News Releases – 2015 Archive

November 03, 2015
Nauru MPs Work with Community and GOPAC on New Leadership Code
“Parliamentarians on Nauru – the world’s smallest island state with just 1500 residents – are fully embracing community consultations to establish their nation’s first Leadership Code,” President Baron Waqa told a GOPAC workshop last week on Nauru. More…

 

November 02, 2015
Good Governance a Priority for Cook Islands at UN Session
Cook Islands Justice Minister Nandi Glassie is making good governance a major theme for Pacific Island States at the 6th Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) – COSP6 – in Saint Petersburg, Russia this week. More…

 

October 8, 2015
GOPAC Members Call for Stronger Measures to Bring Perpetrators of Grand Corruption to Justice at International Anti-Corruption Conference
Members of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) call for stronger measures to bring perpetrators of grand corruption to justice, at the close of the Sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. More…

 

October 5, 2015
Legislators from 59 Countries Gather in Yogyakarta for International Conference to Fight Corruption
To strengthen the fight against corruption and bring together the leaders who are fighting corruption across the globe, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), in collaboration with the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, the South East Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption (SEAPAC) and GOPAC Indonesia, are hosting the sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 6-8 October 2015. More…

 

September 24, 2015
GOPAC Prevails with Grand Corruption Project at 16th IACC
GOPAC drove home the importance of fighting perpetrators of grand corruption and welcomed support for the cause from international civil society in the Putrajaya Declaration: Zero Tolerance for Impunity from the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2-4 September 2015. More…

 

September 15, 2015
Global Anti-Corruption Network Gathers Legislators to Reinforce Fight Against Grand Corruption
GOPAC welcomes legislators to the sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption under the theme Bringing perpetrators of grand corruption to justice for a sustainable world where all citizens can live in prosperity and equity. The conference convenes in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 6 October 2015. More…

 

September 14, 2015
Parliamentarians Boost Ethics and Conduct Mechanism in Georgia
Parliamentarians need to take ownership of their own Codes of Conducts to ensure that the highest international standards are strived for, GOPAC Board Member John Hyde told the Conference of the Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group at the Parliament of Georgia today. More…

 

September 8, 2015
GOPAC Calls for Greater Parliamentarian Involvement in National UN Anti-Corruption Convention Initiatives
GOPAC urged government to fully involve parliamentarians in national initiatives and reviews of their nations UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) achievements, during a session at the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 3 September 2015. More…

 

September 1, 2015
GOPAC Launches Nomination Call for 2016 International Anti-Corruption Award
GOPAC announced today the opening of their call for nominations for the annual GOPAC International Anti-Corruption Award. The call is open from now until 31 October 2015. More…

 

July 17, 2015
Pacific MPs Stepping Up Anti-Corruption Efforts
GOPAC along with the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project are working with parliamentarians from across the Pacific in a two-day workshop on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and parliamentary oversight in Nadi, Fiji. More…

 

July 13, 2015
Statement by GOPAC on Bombing of Mosque in Kuwait
GOPAC sends deepest sympathies and condolences to the injured and to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the bombing of the al-Imam al-Sadiq mosque in al-Sawaber, Kuwait during Friday prayers on 26 June 2015. We also send our thoughts to all Kuwaitis during this difficult time. More…

 

July 9, 2015
GOPAC Board Member Lectures at International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy
Dr Naser Al Sane, a member of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption’s (GOPAC) Board of Directors and Chair of the Management Committee, lectured at the International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (IACSA) in Vienna, Austria, 4 July 2015. The lecture informed participants on the work of GOPAC as well as the organization’s flagship project against grand corruption. More…

 

July 8, 2015
Statement by GOPAC on Looting of YemenPAC offices in Sana’a
GOPAC is incensed by the looting of our national chapter office in Yemen (YemenPAC), damaging equipment and documents, and infringing on the rights and freedoms of our anti-corruption organization. The raid was carried out on April 18 by the AlHouthis, who currently control Sana’a, Yemen’s capital city. More…

 

June 18, 2015
Yogyakarta, Indonesia to host the Sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
GOPAC is delighted to announce that it has selected Yogyakarta, Indonesia as the host city for its Sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption. The conference will take place 6-8 October 2015, and is a joint initiative of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, GOPAC, Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption (SEAPAC), and GOPAC Indonesia. More…

 

June 15, 2015
African, Caribbean, Pacific Parliamentarians Link Corruption to Human Rights Exploitation
Tackling corruption is at the heart of achieving human rights, the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania Chair John Hyde told parliamentarians at the African, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Suva, Fiji. More…

 

June 10, 2015
Yemeni Parliamentarian Honoured with Inaugural International Anti-Corruption Award
The Honourable Ali Ashal, a parliamentarian from Yemen, has been presented with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption’s (GOPAC) inaugural International Anti-Corruption Award for his work fighting corruption and promoting oversight in Yemen and around the world. Mr Ashal will now represent GOPAC over the next year as GOPAC Ambassador. More…

 

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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