four member delegation led by Commissioner Jamtsho is currently attending the 22nd Steering Group Meeting, 9th Regional Conference, 1stPublic Integrity Network and 3rdLaw Enforcement Network (LEN) meeting of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific at Seoul, South Korea from 15-17 November 2017.
About 100 representatives comprising of anti-corruption practitioners, justices, auditors, prosecutors and other law enforcement officers including media and civil society organizations of 29 member countries/territories are attending the program.The conference themed “Nurturing an Anti-Corruption Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region” was graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of South Korea. During the conference, Commissioner Jamtsho presented the review findings of the National Integrity & Anti-Corruption Strategy of Bhutan to achieve the priorities of the 12th Five Year Plan as part of session on ‘Integrity Strategies for achieving Socio-economic Development & SDGs’. Besides, the event also discussed on some of the latest achievements, challenges and future priorities in promoting a strong culture of anti-corruption and integrity in the region to be able to ultimately achieve the national and international objectives.
The first meeting on the Public Integrity Network themed ‘Effective Anti-Corruption and Integrity Policies’ discussed mainstreaming of anti-corruption strategies into the development agenda & SDGs; building alliance and fostering a whole-of-society approach in anti-corruption and integrity policies; and effective measures to promote an anti-corruption and integrity culture in vulnerable sectors.
Parallel to the above meetings, the third LEN meeting themed ‘Confiscation of proceeds of corruption and asset recovery’ was dedicated to present and discuss real life cases that involve confiscation and asset recovery and also discuss some hypothetical case studies.
The event is being hosted by the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of South Korea with the support of the Korean Government, ADB/OECD Secretariat, UNDP and GIZ.