Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) was invited as a panelist of the parallel session <Moving from Commitment to Action> of the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) as a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue to address corruption and accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on December 1, 2020, hosted by UNDP Global Program on Anti-Corruption - Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies (ACPIS).
Ms. Kang shared concrete action examples of B20 and UNDP to address the linkages between gender and anti-corruption which she inspired by bridging two international policy platforms during 2020 B20 Saudi Arabian presidency year. Their joint partnership includes the joint statement on accountability and anti-corruption in the age of a global pandemic, UNDP's contribution for training modules of B20 to enhance anti-corruption capacity building of women entrepreneurs in the business supply chain environment, and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub's pilot projects in Thailand and Indonesia by engaging with business and women enterprise associations.
• Event: The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) hosted by Transparency International (TI) and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of South Korea
• Session: Moving from Commitment to Action
• Type: Virtual online workshop session
• Time: 9:30-11:00 GMT, Tuesday, December 1, 2020
• Format: A global, regional, and national multi-stakeholder policy dialogue to address corruption and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• Session Recording Link: https://vimeo.com/490569367
• Speakers: Moderator (Ms. Celine Moyroud, Resident Representative, UNDP Lebanon)
Ms. Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International
Ms. Charity Hanene Nchimunya, Executive Secretary of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption
Mr. Akmal Burkhanov, Director, Anti-corruption Agency of Uzbekistan
Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF)
Ms. Aparna Basnyat, Senior Research and Policy Advisor, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre
Ms. Rusudan Mikhelidze, Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, OECD
Ms. Livia Krings, Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, UNODC (Replacing Ms. Brigitte Strobel-Shaw)
While traditionally the onus to combat corruption has been placed upon government by its people, with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development it is clear that without concerted efforts, it won’t be possible to achieve sustainable development. Concrete actions are required not only from the public sector, but also from private sector, civil society, and communities. Multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships at all levels are essential to comprehensively address corruption and accelerate achievement of the SDGs.
The objective of the workshop is to showcase the various mechanisms aimed at monitoring progress in efforts to prevent and combat corruption, including the 2030 Agenda, the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism, preparations for the “Special session of the General Assembly against corruption” (UNGASS), Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, and the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption; highlight good practices and lessons learned; identify challenges; and provide recommendations for stakeholders to move from commitment to action.
More specifically, the objectives of the workshop are as follows:
1. Showcase the various anti-corruption mechanisms aimed at monitoring progress in anti-corruption efforts and reforms.
2. Identify gaps and challenges in the implementation, coordination and monitoring of efforts in preventing and combatting corruption, through the perspectives of various anti-corruption review mechanisms and processes.
3. Illustrate the importance of efforts to collect high quality data on corruption, to promote evidence-based anti-corruption policies in line with the 2030 Agenda, UNCAC, and other anti-corruption mechanisms.
4. Provide recommendations to strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration and the role of civil society, private sector in monitoring anti-corruption reforms and efforts through various mechanisms and processes, and holding governments accountable for progress of implementing anti-corruption efforts.