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Fight against corruption: Need to coordinate between institutions, concerned actors

Published on : Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:32   Read : 5 time(s)
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Fight against corruption: Need to coordinate between institutions, concerned actors

ALGIERS- President of the National Body for Prevention and Fight against Corruption (ONPLC), Tarek Kour, said Tuesday in Algiers that coordination between the institutions and concerned actors is “necessary” with a view to reaching mechanisms allowing to create a “dynamic” to fight this phenomenon.

Speaking at the opening of a virtual training session on good governance, organized by the ONPLC in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at the International Conference Center, Kour said "necessary" that institutions and all actors find coordination mechanisms to "create a dynamic to have a common vision to address this phenomenon.

He stressed that the coordination that has been established between the ONPLC, the Court of Auditors and other sectors in areas related to transparency and the fight against corruption, has been enshrined in the new Constitution.

As for this training session held under the theme "Good Governance: from theory to practice," it contributes, according to the President of the ONPLC, "to strengthen the capacity of national actors, officials and executives of ministerial sectors, as well as civil society in the field of prevention and fight against corruption.

He added that this training is an opportunity to provide participants with "various operational tools that will enable them to activate the principles of good governance and assess their application on the ground," stressing that the issue of good governance has generated "great interest and much debate.

For his part, the President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE), Reda Tir, noted in his speech, that good governance "is not only a matter of state, but it also concerns the institutions and citizens," stressing that the importance lies in the fact that all these parties "defend the supreme interests of the country.

Algeria "has all the necessary management tools and skills" in terms of good governance, he said.

Speaking on the same theme, the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Algeria, Edwine Carrié, noted that the fight against corruption is an important axis in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including that relating to peace, justice and effective institutions, believing that improving the management of national resources "will help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. 

He further reiterated the commitment of UNDP to continue its support to Algeria, especially in the implementation phase of the national strategy to prevent and fight against corruption.

In addition, the UNDP experts who spoke during this first day, focused their communications on the key concepts of good governance and its link with sustainable development, as well as the impacts of the health crisis on countries.

The presentations also focused on the promotion of open data and access to information to enable analysis and decision-making in the areas of development and good governance.

The role of youth in the fight against corruption was highlighted by experts who emphasized the various initiatives to fight against this phenomenon in some Arab countries.

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Fight against corruption: Need to coordinate between institutions, concerned actors

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