The Supreme Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates (SAI UAE), in its capacity as the President of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (CoSP UNCAC) and the Leader of the INTOSAI Global Expert Team on implementing the Memorandum of Understanding signed between INTOSAI and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for promoting the collaboration between both parties, organised a virtual conference on the World Anti-Corruption Day that fell on 9th December 2020. The Webinar was held under the auspices of the MoU and to signal the work of the INTOSAI Global Expert Team in achieving its main objective.
The conference was inaugurated with opening remarks and keynote speeches from President of CoSP UNCAC H.E. Dr. Harib Al Amimi, the Chief of Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in the Division for Treaty Affairs at UNODC Ms. Brigitte Strobel-Shaw, Chair of INTOSAI H.E. Dr. Alexei Kudrin and Secretary General of INTOSAI H.E. Dr. Margit Kraker. The conference held presentations and statements delivered by various speakers that represent INTOSAI community and Anti-corruption Authorities which highlighted topics related to challenges and approaches to prevent corruption outbreak in times of crises. These topics offered a substantial knowledge and experiences for the participants to share and explore, including touching upon the pressing needs that emerged from governments’ responses to Covid-19 pandemic.