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* The Third Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network
Fes, the Kingdom of Morocco, 12/19/2011 - 12/21/2011
Organized by: The Moroccan Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption and the United Nations Development Programme
The conference brings together ministers, heads of anti-corruption agencies and oversight bodies, and parliamentarians and high-level officials from more than 20 Arab countries, in addition to private sector and civil society representatives, independent experts and representatives of donors, regional and international organizations, and partner countries. The conference provides a unique opportunity for an open and inclusive debate on the role of civil society in anti-corruption efforts and the mechanisms needed to enhance this role in light of recent regional developments and the drive to establish genuine partnerships between anti-corruption authorities and the various elements of societies in Arab countries.
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* Public Service Delivery in Arab Countries: Corruption Risks and Possible Responses
Gamart, Tunisia, 9/29/2011 - 9/30/2011
Organized by: UNDP, ACINET, National Fact-Finding Committee on Corruption and Malversation
The conference on “Public Service Delivery in Arab Countries: Corruption Risks and Possible Responses” convened at the coastal city of Gamart in the Tunisian Republic on 29-30 September 2011, with the joint support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) in cooperation with the National Fact-Finding Committee on Corruption and Malversation (CCM) in the Tunisian Republic. It was organized in the framework of the UNDP regional project on “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries” (ACIAC) and in support of the implementation of the ACINET Programme of Work for 2010-2011.
The conference gained particular importance in light of ongoing regional events, which have placed anti-corruption at the heart of public demand, and highlighted the negative impact of corruption on the daily lives of people in the Arab region. In response to these emerging developments and building on past activities, the conference brought attention to the theme of corruption in public service delivery, particularly health, water, and education. It provided participants with an inclusive and interactive platform to:
(a) Explore the complex and diverse corruption risks and challenges in these sectors, which are often interconnected with gaps in developmental performance, including the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and
(b) Formulate comprehensive approaches and specific solutions that draw on international standards and comparative experiences while taking the national and local contexts into consideration.
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* Conference on "Private Sector Integrity and Economic Development in the Gulf Countries"
Doha- Qatar, 5/10/2011 - 5/11/2011
Organized by: Public Prosecution in the State of Qatar, Commercial Law Development Program in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, and the UN Development Programme.
The objectives of this conference are to raise the awareness of businesses and key regulatory and enforcement agencies in Gulf countries on the added value and different approaches of promoting business conduct rules and programmes that emphasize transparency and integrity and comply with relevant international anti-corruption standards and best practices.
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* Conference on “Building Strategic Anti-Corruption Partnerships in the Arab Region”
Amman-Jordan, 10/26/2010 - 10/27/2010
Organized by: The Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the UN Development Programme.

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* Regional Conference on Environmental Crimes in the Arab States
Lebanon, 3/17/2009 - 3/18/2009
Organized by: UNDP Country Office, UNEP, Lebanese Ministry of Justice, Lebanese Ministry of Envrionment
This conference aims at strengthening the capacities of Public Prosecutors and disseminating knowledge amongst them on matters related to the protection of the environment. In addition, it aims at promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences among the participants, creating a framework for cooperation to combat environmental crimes and reduce their growth. It further attempts to shed light on the international standards, principles, and mechanisms of control in this area, as well as the legislative reality in the Arab countries and the standards for criminality and control on the international level.
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* Regional Conference on Good Judiciary and Criminal Justice
Beirut, Lebanon, 11/29/2008 - 11/30/2008
Organized by: Lebanese Ministry of Justice, UNDP-POGAR, UNDP Lebanon
The conference focuses on reform and development in the Arab region. It aims at promoting good governance practices, building knowledge and developing the capacity of governments and nongovernmental actors in this area.
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* Regional Conference on “Intellectual Property Crimes”
Bahrain, 4/13/2008 - 4/14/2008
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Public Prosecution Office in Bahrain
This conference identifies specific intellectual property crimes and discusses the associated legislative context. It focuses on the protection of intellectual property and the measures that can be undertaken by the public prosecution and other specialized agencies in this context. It also promotes cooperation and coordination in the combat against intellectual property crimes.
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* Inter-Regional Conference on Strengthening International Legal cooperation among countries in the Middle East and North Africa to combat transnational organized crime(UNODC)
Cairo, Egypt, 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007
Organized by:
The conference dealt with extradition and mutual legal assistance in addition to the international initiatives and national responses concerning these two issues.
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* Regional Conference on “Legal Organization of Public Prosecution Offices”
Amman, Jordan, 11/13/2007 - 11/14/2007
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice in Jordan
This conference focuses on the legal foundation of the concept and role of the public prosecution office in criminal procedures, its independence from the judiciary, as well as the regional and international standards that govern this role. It also discusses international and national experiences and outlines challenges facing the role of public prosecution.
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* Regional Conference on Corruption and Money Laundering
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 10/21/2007 - 10/22/2007
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Public Prosecution Office in Egypt
This conference focuses on the criminalization of corruption and money laundering. It discusses building the capacity of public prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, adjudication and enforcement of these cases. It also explores the importance of international and regional cooperation.
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* Regional Conference on Cybercrime
Casablanca, Morocco, 6/19/2007 - 6/20/2007
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme – Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice in Morocco
This conference introduced various types of cybercrime including computer-related offences, infringements related to copyright and child pornography. It also focused on related legislation and on measures of prevention and cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.
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* Regional Conference on Transnational Organized Crime
Cairo - Egypt, 3/28/2007 - 3/29/2007
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme – Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Egyptian Public Prosecution Office
This conference discussed various types of organized crimes, including trafficking in persons, drug crimes and terrorism. It also explored prevention and cooperation measures that can be used in the fight against transnational organized crime.
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* 11th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors
Paris, France, 8/27/2006 - 8/31/2006
Organized by:
The conference discussed the role of public prosecutors in the commercial and civil cases;it also highlighted the protection and independance of the prosecution members and their objectives concerning specific topics like terrorism, organized crimes,environmental crimes and financial crimes.
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* Second Regional Conference for the Project on the Modernization of Public Prosecution Offices
Rabat, Morocco, 2/24/2006 - 2/25/2006
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) under the patronage of the Moroccan Ministry of Justice.
The regional conference will seal the 1st phase of the project on modernization of public prosecution offices and a presentation of the works accomplished during this phase will be made during the meeting.
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* Launching the project on “Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Arab States: Modernization of Prosecutor’s Offices”
Cairo - Egypt, 5/17/2005 - 5/18/2005
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, and the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway.
The objective of the conference is to Launch the project on Modernization of Prosecutor’s Offices in some Arab countries.
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* Development of Arab Public Prosecution Offices – Preparatory Meeting
Beirut - Lebanon, 3/14/2005
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The discussions of this preparatory meeting, which was attended by donors' representatives, focused on the implementation of the project and the expected results and helped to fix the date of the official launch of the Project on "Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Arab States - Modernization of Public Prosecutors' Offices"
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* Judicial Independence - Second Arab Justice Conference
Cairo - Egypt, 2/21/2003 - 2/24/2003
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) and the Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession
The conference was organized as part of POGAR's rule of law program that is focused on the independence and strengthening of Arab judiciaries. This second conference of Arab justice reiterated the importance of promoting and strengthening the independence of the judiciary in the Arab countries as a follow-up to the first conference on Arab justice held in Beirut, Lebanon in 1999.
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