Qatar and UN sign agreement to fight corruption in sport
January 24 2019 10:29 PM
Al-Marri and Fedotov sign the agreement.
Al-Marri and Fedotov sign the agreement.

QNA/Vienna

The Doha-based Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC), signed a co-operation agreement on fighting sport corruption with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The agreement was signed in Vienna by HE the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ROLACC Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, who is also UNODC Special Regional Advocate for the Prevention of Corruption and UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of UNODC Yury Fedotov.

The agreement aims to tackle corruption in sport as well as highlight the different ways of corruption found in various sports through the co-operation of ROLACC with UNODC.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency, al-Marri said the agreement will seek to help countries, organisations and related entities to fight corruption in clubs and associations in football and other sports.

He said the agreement makes Qatar and the UN partners as they seek to stop corruption in sport in all its forms.

Al-Marri said corruption in sport takes various forms, such as bets, suspicious transactions and other corrupt matters.

He said the agreement will support sport entities around the world with the rule of law and anti-corruption by training them on quality and governance within clubs and associations.

Al-Marri said there will be joint co-ordination between ROLACC and the UN to carry out training courses and forums with sport entities and associations around the world, in participation with experts from international organisations.

Meanwhile, the 10th conference of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities chaired by al-Marri concluded in Vienna on Thursday.

Several public representatives, ministers of justice, heads of anti-corruption authorities and heads of academic institutions from various countries, as well as representatives of UNODC participated in the conference.

Al-Marri, Qatar's Attorney-General and President of the IAACA, said the conference came out with several recommendations that would help various bodies and authorities of member countries to strengthen their efforts to fight corruption.

He referred to a fund launched in Malaysia to fight corruption at the initiative of the Malaysian prime minister and Qatar's financial support to the fund.

Al-Marri said the conference also focused on anti-corruption measures through education, by introducing new and future generations to the principles of fighting and preventing all kinds of corruption.

He stressed that the IAACA Executive Committee will work closely with various stakeholders to focus on the issues of fighting corruption.



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