The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate in the meetings of the 7th session of the Conference of the States parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which will be held from 6 – 10 November 2017 in Austria with a delegation headed by the President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) H.E. Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen and with the membership of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education and the Public Prosecution.
The conference will discuss a number of topics, including: technical assistance, international cooperation, assets recovery, justice integrity, role of law application In fighting corruption and review most important opportunities and challenges in this regard.
A number of states parties of the UNCAC will be participating in the on-site special events as well as international organizations specialized in the field of transparency, protecting integrity and fighting corruption.
The conference aims at enhancing the capacity of the states parties of the UNCAC to implement the obligations stated in it and to assist them in doing so, as well as provide assistance to states in assessing legislations related to fighting corruption, promoting integrity and transparency.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will hold a workshop on the margin of the conference entitled (experiences of states parties in making use of best practices suggested under framework of the COSP and its intergovernmental meetings). This event will bring together states parties to discuss the mechanism of implementing recommendations and best practices raised during meetings of the UNCAC, and the discussion will focus on the concrete approaches taken by states parties to make optimal use of the COSP and intergovernmental meetings.
Saudi Arabia will also showcase its internal expertise and mechanisms with cooperation between its relevant governmental entities to implement best practices in the field of fighting corruption. This event will provide a unique opportunity for states parties to exchange national experiences and internal coordination mechanisms to strengthen efforts in fighting corruption.