The President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen commended the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the efforts exerted to protect integrity and fight corruption. He said that his directives in this regard have had a great impact on the job done by the competent authorities to fight corruption.
This came during a speech at the UN General Assembly on the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCACA).
Al-Muhaisen said that efforts to fight corruption cannot achieve the desired successes, unless they are based on a clear vision, political support and complementary efforts at the national and international levels. Therefore, the Kingdom has launched its vision 2030, making transparency, integrity and fighting corruption of its main foundations. Taking a firm constitutional approach from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz declaration that the Kingdom does not give anyone immunity corruption cases.
Al-Muhaisen said that the Kingdom was one of the first countries to complete its review of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at its first and second sessions. The review highlighted a number of best practices and successful experiences in all chapters of the reviewed convention. The committees formed for this purpose have also completed advanced stages in meeting the legislative requirements for it.
He thanked the United Nations Secretariat for convening the meeting and thanked the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for their outstanding efforts with States parties to implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Al-Muhaisen concluded by commending all the efforts exerted and still going on at the international level to achieve the ultimate goal of preventing and fighting corruption, stressing the importance of joint cooperation among member states to fight corruption and restrict it to the narrowest possible level, so that our societies can enjoy sustainable development in fair and transparent environments.
Saudi Arabia became a State party to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) after its ratification by Royal Decree No. M / 5 dated 11/3/1434 H. The number of States parties to the Convention is 184 States