More than 150 government, civil service, private sector and civil society representatives from ASEAN countries discussed over 4 days on anti-corruption according to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
This is a follow-up from the Anti-Corruption Summit that took place in London in May 2016. Here in Bangkok participants discussed key areas such as strengthening capacities for detecting; investigating and prosecuting corruption at both national and international levels; preventing money laundering, preventing and detecting transfer of proceeds of crime and stolen assets; and preventing corruption and enabling transparency and accountability of public services.
Some pointers from the discussions were:-
- Increased specialized knowledge
- Specialized prosecutorial capacity
- Protection of persons who are reporting
- Prevention money laundering through strengthening preventive measures, risk-assessments; deeper public-private partnerships
- Political will on asset recovery
- Tools and mechanisms to expeditiously trace and freeze assets
- Policies for received assets
- Greater private and government partnerships
- Multi-stakeholder partnerships among government, private sector and civil society
The final agreement was that countries would consult their countries and come back with the final recommendations. ASEAN CSR Network participated and facilitated a discussion with the private sector partners and did a presentation.
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