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The 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference to Take Place in Bangkok Later This Year
Source: thailand.prd.go.th
Source Date: Friday, September 03, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: Thailand
Created: Sep 06, 2010

Thailand will host the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference at the Queen Sirikit National Convention in Bangkok later this year.

Organized jointly by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the Ministry of Justice, and Transparency Thailand, in collaboration with Transparency International and the International Anti-Corruption Council, the four-day conference will be held from November 10 to 13 on the theme “Restoring Trust: Global Action for Transparency.”

It will be joined by 1,000 to 1,500 participants from 135 countries. They will come from all sectors of society: public, private, and civil society organizations, to produce strategies to overcome the effects of corruption on human security, climate governance, natural resources, and energy markets and in the corporate world.

Solutions to implementation challenges of anti-corruption instruments from a global to local level will be found. Global experts from all sectors and regions of the world will engage in frank and solution-oriented debates to address the global challenges and a wide range of cross-cutting issues.

The meeting will feature forty interactive workshops and five plenary sessions, each revolving around one of the key “Global Challenges” of the Conference. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will preside over the opening of the conference on November 10. He believed that the conference would help raise awareness and stimulate discussion, while fostering exchanges of experience and best practices in anti-corruption action, both at national and international levels.

Corruption prevention and anti-corruption issues have been a matter of great concern in the international community since 1980. The International Anti-Corruption Conference is held every two years, with the first one hosted by the United States in 1983. Politicians, officials, representatives of the business community, researchers, and members of the media have been invited to take part in the upcoming 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Bangkok.

Thailand fully recognizes the importance of cooperation with the international community to fight corruption. As host of the meeting this time, the country will show to the world its commitment and its efforts to counter corruption and seek new ways to fight corruption. The Thai government has already signed the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Prime Minister Abhisit has emphasized the promotion of good governance, transparency, and combating corruption in its administration, as reflected in the Prime Minister’s nine-point Code of Conduct given to the Cabinet. Thailand also believed that “legal authority” and “moral authority” should practice together in order to fight corruption effectively.
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