Acceding to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is crucial on our way to the EU - Gizo Uglava

11.10.2022 00:00

Ukraine's accession to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is an important step on the way to joining the highest global anti-corruption standards. This was noted by Gizo Uglava, the acting Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, during the meeting of a working group at the OECD Infrastructure Forum, Paris, October 10-11.

"During the war, it is highly important to counter the internal enemy - corruption. Ukraine has already taken steps to adapt the legislation and strengthen responsibility for corruption crimes," Gizo Uglava stressed. He added that compliance with international anti-corruption standards will play an important role in rebuilding Ukraine's infrastructure after hostilities end.

Taking the opportunity, Gizo Uglava, along with other Ukrainian delegation members, held a number of bilateral meetings, including with the head of the OECD Working Group Mr. Drago Kos.

As reported, an interagency working group was set up by a Presidential Decree, comprising, in particular, representatives of NABU and SAPO. The harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments is underway.

 

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The OECD Infrastructure Forum took place on Oct. 10-11, 2022 in Paris against the backdrop of strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and the OECD and Ukraine's aspiration to become an OECD member state.

The OECD is an international organization that unites 37 states worldwide, most of which are countries with a high income of citizens and a high index of human development. The goal of the OECD is to create better solutions for public policy that will promote economic development, equal opportunities and well-being for all.