Sun, 2021-06-06 00:12

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Friday organized an event to tackle corruption on the sidelines of a special UN General Assembly session devoted to the same topic, which was held over two days in New York, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
The Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN organized the event, entitled “Leadership in Combating Corruption and the G20: Its Objectives and Achievements,” in cooperation with delegations from Italy, Indonesia and Colombia, as well as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Saudi Arabia launched on Wednesday the Riyadh Initiative, which aims to a create a global network of operations to exchange information between anti-corruption agencies around the world, which was welcomed by UN member countries and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Friday’s event addressed the importance of launching the Riyadh Initiative, which frames an agenda emanating from the G20, of which Saudi Arabia held the rotating presidency last year, to combat corruption and implement integrity and transparency.
The event was attended by the Italian Coordinator of International Anti-Corruption, Alfredo Durante Mangoni, the Head of International Collaboration at the Saudi Oversight and Anti-corruption Authority, Dr. Nasser Aba Al-Khail, and the Head of the Legal Committee of the Kingdom’s Permanent Delegation to the UN, Nida Abu Ali.

The first ever UN General Assembly special session against corruption welcomed the launch of a new global network announced by Saudi Arabia. (File/UNODC)
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