G20 anti-corruption working group to meet in Moscow
MOSCOW, February 21 - RAPSI. The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group will meet in Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow to discuss ways to fight corruption, extortion and money laundering, as well as other corruption-related issues, the G20 website has announced.
"The first G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) Meeting will take place in Moscow on February 25-26, 2013 within the framework of the Russia's G20 Presidency," the statement reads.
The meeting will be attended by delegates from G20 member countries and experts from international organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the UNODC, the IMF and FATF, as well as representatives of the Business 20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-corruption and the Civil 20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption.
Participants will discuss the impact of corruption on economic growth; measures against foreign bribery and solicitation; combating money laundering and recovering assets gained by corruption; how to protect whistleblowers; asset disclosure and conflict of interest regulation; and cooperating with the private sector and civil society in fighting corruption.
Acting in accordance with the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2013-2014, the ACWG is responsible for drawing up the agenda and putting together analytical material on anti-corruption for the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit.