PRESS RELEASE: PTF Presents at Symposium on Supranational Responses to Corruption


PTF Presents at Symposium on Supranational Responses to Corruption

April 29, 2022 – Vienna, Austria

On April 29, 2022, PTF Europe Advisor Dr. Hady Fink delivered a presentation on the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in supranational responses to corruption. “Bribery in public service delivery is still widespread, and success in fighting it has been limited. Governments alone will not be able to deliver the Agenda 2030 goals. Civil society can and should play an active role to close this gap,” he said.

Dr. Fink participated in the Symposium on Supranational Responses to Corruption hosted in Vienna from April 28-29 by the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Anti-Corruption Division. Additional partners include the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the OPEC Fund for International Development.

Over two days, the symposium took stock of the current supranational anti-corruption mechanisms and standards, assessed how to facilitate a multilateral understanding of these efforts, and discussed whether, to what extent, and how supranational anti-corruption responses can lean toward creating a regional and/or transnational anti-corruption ecosystem that does not depend on the actions of a specific state.

In a session on the role of non-government actors, Fink presented ideas drawn from a paper he co-authored with PTF Technical Advisor Dr. Vinay Bhargava: CSO Engagement to Deliver the Agenda 2030 Anti-Corruption Targets: The Case for a Supranational InitiativeThe paper calls for a supranational initiative to scale up CSO engagement to help United Nations members deliver on the global goal of substantially reducing corruption and bribery in all their forms (SDG Target 16.5) and to increase transparency and participation in public institutions (SDG Targets 16.6 and 16.7).


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