The Global Compact Network Lebanon held the first phase of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Lebanon to mobilize engagement of private and public sectors on a broader scale tackling corruption via collective action.
The training, which took place on February 24 2017 from 9AM to 2PM at AUB, hosted and organized in partnership with UNDP, introduced everybody to the key concepts of corruption, including the definition, basic laws, and international standards, as well as successful cases from Lebanon in dealing with anti-corruption challenges.
This initiative is happening in collaboration with UNDP’s Regional Initiative on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries, and will work coordinate closely with the government’s National Anti-Corruption Committee.
The Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) identified the anti-corruption as a priority for its work, an increasingly more prominent part of the government commitment, nationally and internationally including under the UN convention against corruption (UNCAC) and under the SDG agenda, particularly SDG 16. It is cooperating with UNDP’s regional project on “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries" (ACIAC) and organized a roundtable on 12 February 2018 at the American University of Beirut (AUB) to inform its members of the latest developments in the fight against corruption in Lebanon, and explore the ways in which the Network and the concerned parties can cooperate in the development of the national anti-corruption strategy and its implementation plan to enable a more effective participation of the private sector in related efforts. This roundtable came as a follow up to a training on anti-corruption done on 24 February 2017 which introduced 40 participants to the key concepts of corruption, including definition, laws, and international standards.
Press release: http://www.almanar.com.lb/3365976