Anti-Corruption and Transparency Forum takes part in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On the occasion of 9 December, the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Anti-Corruption Week is being held in our country.
As part of this week, on 3 December, the Tashkent Forum on Combating Corruption and Transparency was held.
The event was organized by the National Anti-Corruption Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Anti-Corruption Agency, the Ministry of Justice, the General Prosecutor’s Office, as well as international organizations in cooperation with UNDP, UNHCR, OSCE, OIC.
The event was attended by the heads of anti-corruption agencies of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, China, Georgia, Slovenia, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations, foreign experts, more than 100 ministries and departments, civil society institutions and the media.
The event was organized to discuss national and international experience in combating and preventing corruption, ensuring openness and transparency of the civil service, introducing advanced anti-corruption mechanisms, as well as further improving the legal and institutional framework in the fight against corruption.
Within the framework of the forum, the essence and features of the anti-corruption measures taken on the example of different countries were disclosed, the results of anti-corruption reforms in our country were brought to the attention of the international community. The Forum has become a platform for the exchange of views between national and foreign experts, government bodies, civil society institutions and the media on the fight against corruption and its prevention.
At four sessions of the meeting, issues were discussed on the following topics: "Formation of anti-corruption policy in the country and public participation in this", "Openness and transparency as an effective tool for combating corruption", "Effective mechanisms and measures to combat corruption" and "The role of international cooperation in the fight against corruption ".
In particular, the issues of raising the legal awareness and culture of the population, the formation of an intolerant attitude towards corruption in the country, ensuring the transparency of state bodies and organizations, and increasing their accountability were studied.
As a practical example, the work carried out within the framework of the Anti-Corruption Laboratories project, developed and implemented in cooperation with non-governmental organizations and government agencies, is presented.
In addition, the event participants exchanged views on measures to prevent corruption in public administration, in particular, the introduction of a "compliance control" system to combat corruption in government agencies, methods of declaring and resolving conflicts, the practice of involving government agencies and the media in conducting anti-corruption expertise. normative acts and their drafts, various approaches and practices of using research results in the prevention of corruption.
The participants paid special attention to the specifics of international cooperation in the field of combating corruption, its prospects, improving the legal and institutional framework for combating corruption, promoting the implementation of anti-corruption reforms in Uzbekistan.
The event also featured a presentation of the first issue of the Anti-Corruption Digest of Uzbekistan magazine, which aims to inform the international community about the ongoing anti-corruption reforms in Uzbekistan.
At the end of the forum, proposals and recommendations will be prepared on the development of effective policies for the implementation of measures to combat and prevent corruption, to assess and improve the effectiveness of measures to combat corruption.