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* First extraordinary general session of the ACINET non-governmental group
Doha, Qatar, 3/28/2012 - 3/28/2012
Organized by: ACINET and UNDP
This event will build on the results of the first general session of ACINET's Non Governmental Group. Participants will discuss and endorse the group's annual action plan and select/discuss the themes for forthcoming thematic position papers the group intends to develop for use in advocating and advising governments on the proper implementation of selected UNAC priorities. The event is also expected to witness the accession of various new members to the group in accordance to the criteria set in its rules of procedure.
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* Regional expert meeting on "Developing Training Materials on Promoting Business Integrity and the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in the Arab Region”
Doha, Qatar, 3/27/2012 - 3/27/2012
Organized by: UNDP, Public Prosecution in the State of Qatar, Qatar University
The meeting brings together a group of distinguished experts from the region and beyond to engage in an in-depth discussion on the content of training materials that UNDP is planning to develop to address UNCAC implementation in the Arab region from a business-enabling perspective. The group will also discuss potential uses of the material, including the possible adaptation into university course for business law students, and the use in regional and national trainings to practitioners in business, government, and civil society.
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* Regional expert meeting on "Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacities in Arab Countries against Corruption Crimes"
Doha, Qatar, 3/26/2012 - 3/26/2012
Organized by: UNDP, Public Prosecution in the State of Qatar, Qatar University
The meeting brings together distinguished specialists from the region and beyond to discuss elements of a capacity building programme that focuses on enhancing anti-corruption investigation, prosecution, and international cooperation skills for selected law enforcement practitioners in the region. This is with a view to setting up and supporting a rapid deployment team of anti-corruption law enforcement professionals, that may act, under the leadership of Arab countries, as a specialized resource for national authorities who are members in the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network.
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* UNDP is recruiting: Research Analyst (Anti-Corruption Knowledge Management)
2/20/2012 - 2/29/2012
Organized by:

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* UNDP is looking for non-governmental and non-profit partners to cooperate with developing three discussion papers on various themes of anti-corruption in the Arab region. For more, please read the related documents.
1/31/2012 - 3/26/2012
Organized by:

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* Consultations Meeting for Participating States In the “Anti-Corruption and integrity in the Arab Countries” regional project
Marrakesh, Morocco, 10/27/2011 - 10/27/2011
Organized by:
The meeting is held in the framework of the fourth session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). It brings together representatives of the governments of the regional project countries (Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, the Palestinian National Authority, and Yemen), representatives from the concerned UNDP country offices, and representatives of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) and its non-governmental groups.
The meeting aims to enable participants to adapt the project activities and meet emerging needs for the year 2012, and to discuss ways to strengthen these activities and promote synergies with other initiatives based on lessons learned from previous ant-corruption cooperation, and the results of the mechanism for the review of the implementation of the UNCAC.
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* Fourth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Marrakesh, Morocco, 10/24/2011 - 10/28/2011
Organized by: Moroccan Government, UNODC
The delegations of signatories to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption will meet in the Kingdom of Morocco, to examine the application of the United Nations convention against corruption. For more information please visit the conference website https://www.cosp4.ma/ or UNDOC website
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* Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on “Putting Anti-Corruption Commitments into Practice: Transparency, Participation and Rule of Law”
Rabat-Morocco, 6/9/2011 - 6/10/2011
Organized by: Ministry of Public Sector Modernization of Morocco, OECD and the UN Development Programme.
The Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on "Putting anti-corruption Commitments into Practice: Transparency, Participation and Rule of Law" was held under the High Patronage of the King of Morocco on 9-10 June in Rabat. It attracted over 200 high-level government representatives from 33 Arab and OECD countries, leading experts from 25 private sector and civil society associations as well as representatives of regional and international organisations.
The Dialogue enabled participants to reflect on ways to respond to the on-going transformation in the Arab region. Discussions explored approaches and practical solutions to strengthen existing efforts to improve governance and fight corruption in the region. It also formulated proposals for action, including :
• The launch of an observatory on integrity in the framework of the MENA-OECD Initiative to measure progress in the implementation of country-specific reforms against corruption;
• The instigation by the UNDP and its partners, particularly UNODC, of the “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries” project (ACIAC), that will be implemented in 2011-2014;
• The establishment of a network that can represent the private sector perspectives and enable its effective participation in anti-corruption efforts, with support from the MENA-OECD Initiative and UNDP;
• The set up of a follow-up forum that would provide a high-level platform for the identification of new anti-corruption reform initiatives, including concrete time-bound government commitments to demonstrate progress.
The proposals for action will also support the discussions at the fourth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption to be held in October 2011 in Marrakesh as well as help inform the preparation of the meetings in the framework of the G8 Deauville Partnership in July.
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* “The Arab Region after 2011: Issues and Prospects for Anti-Corruption Programming”
Rabat-Morocco, 6/7/2011 - 6/8/2011
Organized by: UN Development Programme.
The objectives of this workshop are to train UNDP practitioners and national counterparts on using tools that support the UNCAC review mechanism and the de facto implementation of UNCAC provisions through inclusive UNCAC self-assessments.
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* Conference on "Private Sector Integrity and Economic Development in the Gulf Countries"
5/10/2011 - 5/11/2011
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* Regional Workshop:“Anti-Corruption Agencies: International Standards"
Amman-Jordan, 10/28/2010 - 10/28/2010
Organized by: The Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the UN Development Programme.

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* Regional Training of Governmental Experts: The Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption.
Rabat-Morocco, 9/27/2010 - 9/29/2010
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC

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* Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network:“National Anti-Corruption Strategies and the Role of National Stakeholders”
Sana'a-Yemen, 7/26/2010 - 7/27/2010
Organized by:
The conference lasted two full days and featured the second general meeting of ACINET on 27 July 2010 where members reviewed the first cycle’s work progress and adopted the program of work for the second cycle (2010-2011) in addition to a number of resolutions, notably the transfer of the chairmanship of ACINET to the Republic of Yemen represented by the head of the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption, H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al Anisi.
Participants discussed for two days the means to support national integrity and anti-corruption efforts through developing, implementing and monitoring specialized national anti-corruption strategies. Participants reviewed the main elements that bolster such strategies and were introduced to Arab and international major successes in the field. They also discussed how to merge pending challenges with these strategies, including challenges related to public sector reform, improving the quality of basic public services, improving parliamentary oversight, reinforcing the role of the judicial system in protecting integrity, facilitating regional and international cooperation in combating crimes of corruption, supporting the participation of the private sector, civil society and media in developing, implementing and monitoring National Anti-Corruption Strategies.
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* Anti-Corruption Community of Practice in the Arab States Region - Strengthening Integrity for the Achievement of the Millenium Development Goals
Beirut-Lebanon, 6/28/2010 - 6/30/2010
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, PACDE
The thematic focus of this regional meeting will be “integrity and the achievement of the MDGs”. More specifically, it will focus on linkages between anti-corruption and sectoral reforms and how mainstreaming integrity standards and practices, including those outlined in the UNCAC, in certain sectors may improve the delivery of services that are essential for the achievement of the MDGs.
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* Regional Meeting for the Constitutive Committee on the establishment of the Non-Governmental Group of ACINET
Rabat-Morocco, 6/17/2010
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, ACINET
This meeting comes in the context of forming the Non-Governmental Group of ACINET. It will bring together the constitutive committee of the Group for the first time to define the conceptual framework and discuss the first draft of the rules of procedure.
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* First Regional Training Session for Non-Governmental Actors on Anti-Corruption Assessments
Beirut-Lebanon, 3/29/2010 - 3/30/2010
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR in cooperation with UNDP’s Oslo Governance Centre and UNODC.
The Regional Training Session for Non-Governmental Actors on Anti-Corruption Assessments was successfully organized in Beirut (Lebanon) on 29-30 March 2010. It was attended by a total of 32 participants including practitioners from civil society, academia, the media and the private sector, as well as resource persons including independent experts and representatives from UNDP, UNODC, USAID and the MENA-OECD Investment Programme. The session was highly interactive and rich in content, it provided leading non-governmental actors in the region with a rare opportunity to sit together and share their views and experiences on the challenges of anti-corruption assessments in their own countries. A key challenge is complementing governmental anti-corruption efforts and overcoming the communication gap between non-governmental actors and governments in the Arab region. Another key challenge is bridging the capacity gap within non-governmental organizations in the area of anti-corruption. The UNCAC review mechanism may have put limits on the participation of non-governmental actors; however, it also offers valuable entry points that should not be wasted. At the end of the training session, participants agreed to establish a regional Arab non-governmental group that specializes in anti-corruption assessments, as a regional platform for capacity development in this field.
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* Regional Workshop on “Strenghtening Integrity in the Private Sector in Arab Countries”
Manama-Bahrain, 3/16/2010 - 3/17/2010
Organized by: MENA-OECD Investment Programme, UNDP Bahrain, and UNDP’s Programme on Governance in the Arab Region.
The regional workshop on “Strengthening Integrity in the Private Sector in Arab Countries” was attended by representatives of the public sector, the private sector and civil society from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, in addition to the Chair of the Arab Anti-Corruption & Integrity Network (ACINET), representatives of various regional and international organizations and specialists from OECD countries.The workshop provided an interactive forum to exchange ideas and experiences and to discuss the most important challenges facing the work of the private sector. They reviewed the means to face these challenges in light of good practices and international standards and instruments. Participants addressed ways to enhance regional cooperation and exchange in this area, and adopted a set of conclusions that will be supported by UNDP and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD in collaboration with ACINET and other regional stakeholders such as the MENA Responsible Business Conduct Forum.
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* Strengthening Cooperation to investigate and Prosecute Corruption and Financial Crimes In MENA
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 12/14/2009 - 12/16/2009
Organized by: World Bank in cooperation with the UNDP Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR)

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* Regional High-Level Seminar in Preparation for the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption
Beirut, Lebanon, 10/15/2009 - 10/16/2009
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNDP Lebanon, Lebanese Ministry of Justice
This seminar aims at preparing the Arab States to participate effectively and efficiently in the third Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption which shall be held in Doha, Qatar on 9-13 November 2009.
The seminar stressed the importance of UNCAC and presented the suggested implementation review mechanism. It shed the light on international experiences on implementation review mechanism. Finally, the seminar highlighted the work of the Arab state parties to UN Convention against Corruption.

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* National Focus Group On "Environmental Crimes in Iraq"
Erbil-Kurdish region, Iraq, 7/27/2009 - 7/27/2009
Organized by:

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* National Focus Group On "Environmental Crimes in Iraq"
Erbil-Kurdish region, Iraq, 7/27/2009 - 7/27/2009
Organized by:

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* National Focus Group On "Environmental Crimes in Iraq"
Erbil-Kurdish region, Iraq, 7/27/2009 - 7/27/2009
Organized by:
The workshop discussed the causes and effects of environmental degradation in addition to the main environmental issues and challenges facing Iraq. It also discussed the practical difficulties in prosecuting environmental crime commiters and the ways to strengthen the capacity of judges and public prosecutors regarding these crimes.

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* Local Training Session on "International Cooperation, Modern Crimes, and Environmental Crimes"
Beirut, Lebanon, 7/24/2009 - 7/24/2009
Organized by:
The Training presented ways to combat Environmental crimes in Lebanon and highlighted the role of the judiciary and the public prosecution office in this regard, it also discussed mutual legal assistance and extradition.
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* Regional Workshop on “Supporting UNCAC Implementation: Programming Entry Points and Approaches for the Arab Region”
Gamart, Tunisia, 6/25/2009 - 6/26/2009
Organized by: UNDP’s regional Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR) with the support of the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) in UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (BDP), and in coordination with the host government of the Republic of Tunisia
This workshop serves as a platform to address in more detail the anti-corruption programming priority areas that have been identified during the last meeting in Beirut, as well as identifying themes and issues for the next meeting in 2010.


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* Third Seminar for the Arab Governmental Expert Group on UNCAC Self Assessment
Gamart, Tunisia, 6/24/2009
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR
The workshop aims to introduce the latest version of the UNCAC Self-Assessment Checklist and inform AGEG members about the recent improvements with a view to enable participating Arab countries to provide their input in preparation for finalization and presentation of the Software at the upcoming Third Session of the Conference of State parties (CoSP) to the UNCAC which will be held in Doha early November 2009.
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* National Workshop on "Human Rights and Criminal Justice"
Al Mukella, Yemen, 5/30/2009 - 5/31/2009
Organized by:
This workshop presented ways to enhance the knowledge of public prosecution offices on human rights principles during investigation, trial and law enforcement. It also stressed the role of the public prosecution office in protecting human rights. Moreover the workshop highlighted the actual situation on the international level in this domain.
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* Local Training session on "Modern Crimes: Money Laundering crimes and Cyber crime"
Beirut, Lebanon, 5/22/2009 - 5/22/2009
Organized by:
The training introduced money laundering crimes on an international level and in Lebanese legislation,it also highlighted cyber crime and its legislative framework in Lebanon.
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* National Focus Group on "Enhancing Cooperation between civil society organizations and the judiciary in Iraq"
Amman, Jordan, 5/6/2009 - 5/6/2009
Organized by:
This focus group stresses on the importance of the role played by civil society organizations, especifically in criminal matters in terms of contributing to the fight against crime and violence reduction and promoting human rights.

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* National Focus Group on "Environmental Crimes in Iraq"
Baghdad, Iraq, 4/30/2009 - 4/30/2009
Organized by:
The workshop discussed the causes and effects of environmental degradation in addition to the main environmental issues and challenges facing Iraq. It also discussed the practical difficulties in prosecuting environmental crime commiters and the ways to strengthen the capacity of judges and public prosecutors regarding these crimes.
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* Changes in Public Law in the Third Millennium
Tikreet, Iraq, 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009
Organized by:

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* Regional Workshop on Witness and Whistleblower Protection
Rabat, Morocco, 4/2/2009 - 4/3/2009
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR,ACINET,Morrocan Ministry of Justice,Moroccan Central Authority for the Prevention of Bribe (Corruption).
The workshop aims to provide a useful basis for research on reform and modernization in the field of witness and whistleblower protection, and to enhance the understanding of these needs more accurately, in addition to contributing to the establishment of general frameworks to carry out a specialized study . Moreover, it demonstrates world experiences in this regard, and also seeks to provide technical recommendations to decision-makers.
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* Regional Training Session on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
Vienna-Austria , 3/23/2009
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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* Training on Investigative Techniques in Economic and Financial Crimes (Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism)
Amman, Jordan, 10/11/2008 - 10/15/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, Jordanian Government
The training aims at enhancing the capacity of public prosecution members on methods and techniques of money laundering and terrorism. It focuses on related legal frameworks and on International cooperation.
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* The 3rd Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA)
Kiev, Ukraine, 10/3/2008 - 10/6/2008
Organized by:
The conference aims at revealing the various elements and forms of corruption, as well as the impediments that hinder investigation of such crimes. It encourages cooperative relationships between judicial authorities and other anti-corruption agencies with an effort to halt crimes of corruption throughout the Arab and international arena. The conference recommends mutual legal assistance and international cooperation in tracing and recovering proceeds of such crimes.

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* National Workshop on Criminal Law Reform in the Kingdom of Morocco
Morocco, 9/26/2008 - 9/26/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop discusses the second draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Morocco.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* Visit of Arab Prosecutors Delegation to the public prosecution service of Canada (PPSC)
Ottawa, Canada, 9/8/2008 - 9/12/2008
Organized by:
The main purpose of the field visit is to expose the participating Arab public prosecutors to the structure and activities of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC), its main prosecution responsibilities, and the investigative tools it uses. It also aims at providing these prosecutors with basic knowledge on the training courses of the "school for prosecutors", the topics it addresses within prosecution and criminal law practice, in addition to learning techniques used in drug treatment courts, witness protection programs, and other facilities.
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* Focus Group on Enhancing Cooperation between Civil Society Organisations and the Public Prosecution Offices in the Republic of Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon, 9/6/2008 - 9/6/2008
Organized by: ACRLI
This focus group aims at presenting and discussing the preliminary action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office.
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* National Workshop on Criminal Law Reform in the Republic of Lebanon
Lebanon, 9/5/2008 - 9/5/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop discusses the second draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Lebanon.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* National Workshop on Criminal Law Reform in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan, 8/31/2008 - 8/31/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop discusses the second draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Jordan.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* National Workshop on Criminal Law Reform in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Egypt, 8/30/2008 - 8/30/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop discusses the second draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Egypt.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* National Workshop on Civil Society Organizations in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Egypt, 8/30/2008 - 8/30/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)

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* The 13th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors
Singapore, 8/27/2008 - 8/31/2008
Organized by:
The conference discusses the general topic of “e-crimes”, focusing on transnational crimes, cyber crimes, identity theft, fraud, and pornography, amongst others. It also examined suggested strategies for an efficient and effective case management in the digital age, with a view towards enhancing mutual legal assistance and international cooperation.

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* National Seminar on Transnational Organized Crime in Iraq
Istanbul, Turkey, 8/7/2008 - 8/8/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR
The seminar discusses the social, cultural and economic conditions in Iraq and their effect on transnational organized crime. It focuses on a number of fundamental issues, including the impact of organized crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking and money laundering on society, and the ways in which law enforcement agencies in Iraq can combat these phenomena.



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* Regional Conference on Preventing Corruption and Strengthening Cooperation between Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Arab Region
Amman, Jordan, 7/29/2008 - 7/30/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, Jordanian Government
The conference addresses the role of anti-corruption agencies and preventive measures according to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The conference was concluded by the launch of the "Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network" according to the network constituting declaration.
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* Second Preparatory Meeting to Establish the Arab Anti Corruption and Integirty Network
Amman, Jordan, 7/28/2008 - 7/28/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR
The meeting brought together Representatives of Arab states, in order to continue the process of development of the Charter and the Rules of Procedures of the Arab Anti Corruption and Integrty Network.
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* National Focus Group on Enhancing the Cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and the Public Prosecution Offices in the Kingdom of Morocco
Morocco, 7/26/2008 - 7/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group aims at presenting and discussing the action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office.
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* National Workshop on Enhancing the Cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and the Public Prosecution Offices in the Republic of Lebanon
Lebanon, 7/6/2008 - 7/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office


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* National Workshop on Enhancing the Cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and the Public Prosecution Offices in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan, 7/6/2008 - 7/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office.

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* National Workshop on Enhancing the Cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and the Public Prosecution Offices in the Republic of Yemen
Yemen, 7/2/2008 - 7/2/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office.

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* Regional Community of Practice Workshop in the Arab Region
Beirut, Lebanon, 6/27/2008 - 6/30/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR
This workshop presents UNDP’s corporate approach in supporting UNCAC implementations. It discusses resources for strengthening the Regional Community of Practice “COP” for Arab States; and the overall purpose of the genesis of UNCAC as a tool to promote good governance.
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* Regional Training of Trainers on "training Techniques"
Cairo, Egypt, 6/14/2008 - 6/22/2008
Organized by:

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* Focus Group on Enhancing Cooperation between Civil Society Organizations and the Public Prosecution Office in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Egypt, 6/12/2008 - 6/12/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group aims at presenting and discussing the preliminary action plan related to enhancing the cooperation between civil society organizations and the public prosecution offices. This work is in the context of civil society pillar under the project on modernizing public prosecution office.
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* Focus Group on Criminal Law Reform in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Egypt, 6/9/2008 - 6/9/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group discusses the first draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Egypt.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial.
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* Focus Group on Criminal Law Reform in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan, 6/7/2008 - 6/12/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group discusses the first draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Jordan.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* Focus Group on Criminal Law Reform in the Republic of Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon, 6/6/2008 - 6/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group discusses the first draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Lebanon .This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial
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* Focus Group on Criminal Law Reform in the Kingdom of Morocco
Morocco , 6/6/2008 - 6/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
This focus group discusses the first draft of the national study on the structure of public prosecution office in Morocco.This study is prepared in the context of the law reform pillar and aims at enhancing the principles of human rights and fair trial

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* 2nd Regional Conference on the Separation of Powers, the Independence of Justice and the Role of Prosecutors in Strengthening the Rule of Law
Doha, Qatar, 4/27/2008 - 4/28/2008
Organized by:
Public prosecutors from the pilot countries participated in a regional conference organized by the Public Prosecution Office in Qatar and the French Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with UNDP-POGAR. Representatives of UNDP-POGAR also attended the conference which served as an international event that consolidated the knowledge of the Arab prosecutors and promoted their inter- and intra- linkages. The conference also recommended the launching of the Arab Prosecutors Network.
A number of Arab public prosecutors were selected from each pilot country by the Public Prosecution Office in that respective country, in coordination with the Project Management Team, to participate in this conference. These participants are:

1-Lebanon
-Said Mirza – Ministry of Justice
-Ralph Riachi – Ministry of Justice
2- Morocco
-Mohamed AbdelNabaoui – Ministry of Justice
3- Jordan
-Youssef Hmoud – Ministry of Justice
4- Yemen
- Abdallah Abdallah Al-Ouloufi- Ministry of Justice



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* Regional training of trainers on "Investigative Techniques for Modern Crimes"
Cairo, Egypt, 4/26/2008 - 5/4/2008
Organized by:

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* First Preparatory Meeting to Establish the Arab Network to Support UNCAC Implementation
Casablanca, Morocco, 4/22/2008 - 4/23/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC, OECD, Moroccan Ministry of Justice
The preparatory meeting discusses the framework for establishing the Arab Anti Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) . The meeting explores other Anti Corruption Network experiences and discusss the provisional ACINET charter and rules of procedure.
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* Second Regional Workshop on UNCAC Self Assessment
Casablanca, Morocco, 4/21/2008 - 4/22/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC, OECD, Moroccan Ministry of Justice
The workshop focuses on the evaluation of the UNCAC self assessment reporting process in Arab countries and on supplementary steps in assessing legal and institutional frameworks for anti-corruption reform.
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* Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Aden, Yemen, 3/17/2008 - 3/18/2008
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Public Prosecution Office in Yemen
This workshop focuses on the minimum standards for the rights of the accused. It discusses criminal justice issues related to women and juveniles, as well as regional and international instruments for their protection. It also focuses on the role of public prosecution and specialized agencies in the protection of individuals during criminal proceedings.
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* Human Rights during Trial, Arrest and Imprisonment
Alexandria, Egypt, 3/11/2008 - 3/13/2008
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 workshop focuses on the role of public prosecution in protecting the rights of the parties involved in a trial. It explores the minimum standards for the rights of the accused person, the victims and the witnesses during trial, as well as the rights of the convict during imprisonment.
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* English Training-Level 2
Jordan , 3/9/2008 - 4/28/2008
Organized by:
The Training aims at enhancing the capacities of public prosecutors in reading, writing,Listening and speaking english.

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* National Workshop on Civil Society Organizations in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman, Jordan, 2/6/2008 - 2/6/2008
Organized by: Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)

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* First Regional Conference on Supporting UNCAC Implementation in Arab Countries
Dead Sea, Jordan, 1/21/2008 - 1/23/2008
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC, OECD, Jordanian Government
The conference tackles the UNCAC implementation efforts in the Arab region. It discusses the global anti-corruption experiences and the possibilities of establishing an effective asset recovery system. It also discusses the role of parliamentarians, the civil society and the private sector in the UNCAC implementation. The sessions conclude with a discussion on the establishment of a network of Arab governmental bodies and institutions to support UNCAC implementation.
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* English Training-Level 1
Jordan, 1/6/2008 - 2/25/2008
Organized by:
The Training aims at enhancing the capacities of public prosecutors in reading, writing,Listening and speaking english.
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* First Regional Workshop on UNCAC Self Assessment
Amman, Jordan, 12/16/2007 - 12/18/2007
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC
The workshop aims at evaluating the UNCAC self assessment reporting process in the Arab countries. It also focuses on developing the capacities of the Arab governmental experts group AGEG in this field.
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* National Workshop on "transnational Organized Crimes"
Beirut, Lebanon, 12/5/2007
Organized by:
The workshop discussed the causes and effects of transnational crimes on the social, political, and economic levels and proposed ways to combat them.
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* National Workshop on "transnational Organized Crimes"
Beirut, Lebanon, 12/5/2007
Organized by:
The workshop discussed the causes and effects of transnational crimes on the social, political, and economic levels and proposed ways to combat them.
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* Human Rights during Trial, Arrest and Imprisonment
Morocco, 12/3/2007 - 12/5/2007
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 workshop focuses on the role of public prosecution in protecting the rights of the parties involved in a trial. It explores the minimum standards for the rights of the accused person, the victims and the witnesses during trial, as well as the rights of the convict during imprisonment.
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* Intergovernmental Expert Workshop on Gap Analysis
Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, 10/23/2007 - 10/23/2007
Organized by: UNDP-POGAR, UNODC
This workshop is held in the preparation for launching the new project on "Supporting UNCAC implementation in Arab countries" within the GfD initiative. It discusses the strategic lines for GfDII and highlights the importance of self assesment in the process of identifying needs of Arab countries, especially those willing to implement the UNCAC. It also presents the self-assessment checklist to participants and explains its components and methods of use.
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* The 12th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors
Hong Kong, China, 9/16/2007 - 9/20/2007
Organized by:
This conference discusses prosecution guidelines and rules for the delegation of functions within the prosecution office. It also focuses on the internal review of prosecution decisions and the litigation against them as well as the compensation for prosecution errors.
A number of Arab public prosecutors were selected from each pilot country by the Public Prosecution Office in that respective country, in coordination with the Project Management Team, to participate in this conference alongside relevant institutions and bodies entrusted with the task of fighting corruption. These participants are:
1-Egypt
- Abdel Majid Mahmoud –Public prosecutor
- Tahany El Wasemy – public prosecutor
2- Lebanon
- Wassim Harb – (Senior Rule of Law Advisor- UNDP-POGAR)



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* ٍSeminaire pour La Formation au Metier de Procureur
Paris, France, 9/3/2007 - 9/7/2007
Organized by:
The Seminar presented the Characteristics of the Prosecutor's profession , it also discussed the pedagogy and judiciary for the prosecutor to be more knowleadgable about this profession.
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* Computer Training
Yemen, 8/14/2007 - 8/19/2007
Organized by:
The Training aims at enhancing the capacities of public prosecutors in using : Basic Microsoft windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power point, internet browser and E-Legislation.
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* Computer Training
Jordan, 8/12/2007 - 9/6/2007
Organized by:
The Training aims at enhancing the capacities of public prosecutors in using : Basic Microsoft windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power point, internet browser and E-Legislation.

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* Human Rights during Trial, Arrest and Imprisonment
Ta’az, Yemen, 7/29/2007 - 7/31/2007
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme , Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in collaboration with the Public Prosecution Office in Yemen
This workshop focused on the role of public prosecution in protecting the rights of the parties involved in a trial. It explored the minimum standards for the rights of the accused person, the victims and the witnesses during trial, as well as the rights of the convict during imprisonment.
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* Human Rights during Trial, Arrest and Imprisonment
Amman, Jordan, 7/1/2007 - 7/3/2007
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 workshop focused on the role of public prosecution in protecting the rights of the parties involved in a trial. It explored the minimum standards for the rights of the accused person, the victims and the witnesses during trial, as well as the rights of the convict during imprisonment.
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* Human Rights and Pre-Trial Procedures: Investigations, Arrest and Pre-Trial Detention
Amman - Jordan, 12/20/2006 - 12/21/2006
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
This workshop focused on human rights principles during the pre-trial period, and emphasized the essential role of the public prosecution in the protection, development and patronage of these principles in order to promote the rule of law in society.
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* Human Rights and Pre-Trial Procedures: Investigations, Arrest and Pre-Trial Detention
Rabat - Morocco, 12/15/2006 - 12/16/2006
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice in Morocco.
This workshop focused on human rights principles during the pre-trial period, and emphasized the essential role of the public prosecution in the protection, development and patronage of these principles in order to promote the rule of law in society.
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* Human Rights and Pre-Trial Procedures: Investigations, Arrest and Pre-Trial Detention
Sanaa - Yemen, 12/9/2006 - 12/10/2006
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in cooperation with the Public Prosecution Office in Yemen.
This workshop focused on human rights principles during the pre-trial period, and emphasized the essential role of the public prosecution in the protection, development and patronage of these principles in order to promote the rule of law in society.
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* Human Rights and Pre-Trial Procedures: Investigations, Arrest and Pre-Trial Detention
Cairo - Egypt, 12/6/2006 - 12/7/2006
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) in cooperation with the Public Prosecution Office in Egypt.
This workshop focused on human rights principles during the pre-trial period, and emphasized the essential role of the public prosecution in the protection, development and patronage of these principles in order to promote the rule of law in society.
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* Translation of the "Human Rights Manual for Prosecutors"
5/1/2005
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The book was published in English by the International Association of Prosecutors and is being translated into Arabic by UNDP-POGAR.
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* Study on Criminal Justice and Prosecution in the Arab World
10/1/2004
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The UNDP’s Programme on Governance in the Arab Region A study commissioned by UNDP-POGAR and prepared by Nathan J. Brown, Hesham Nasr and Jill Crystal.. The study on “Criminal Justice and Prosecution in the Arab World” which seeks to shed light on criminal justice, police and prosecutors in the Arab world with particular focus on Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
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* Regional Conference on the "Modernization of Arab Public Prosecution Offices: Perspectives and Chanllenges"
Marrakech, Morocco, 3/12/2004 - 3/13/2004
Organized by:
The training offered a comparative approach between the arab countries in what concerns public prosecution
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* Promoting Good Governance and the Rule of Law in the Arab States: Implementing the Arab Human Development Report - Phase I - Planning Phase 2003
1/1/2003
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The project builds upon the findings of the Arab States Human Development Report issued in 2002 and takes into account the issue of citizen security in the Arab States Region. The overall objective of this project is to develop and implement a broad-based programme for the Arab Region, which will provide assistance to government and civil society to support institutions building within the context of good governance and the rule of law. Phase I aims to develop the programme through focusing on the establishment of a regional network of project partners from governments, civil society organizations as well as international and regional experts. Within this regional network an advisory group will oversee the production of a working paper on issues of institution building in the security sector and citizen security in an international as well as regional context. The collection of information from institutions working in this area should lead to identify and define specific needs for institution building. In relation to this needs assessment and analysis, the advisory group will also present a set of recommendations. The outcome of these activities will then form the basis of a new comprehensive, broad based programme, which will be implemented under Phase II. This programme will contribute to overcoming the challenge of dramatically changed security environments through bringing together various actors such as civil society organizations with expertise in human security and human rights issues with representatives of the principal state institutions responsible for state and citizen security, in a concerted effort to generate the structural and policy reforms required to approach security and institution building needs within the context of good governance and rule of law.
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* Study of the State of Affairs of the Offices of Public Prosecution in the Arab States - Data Collection and Assessment
1/1/2003
Organized by: United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)
The study focuses on the work of the offices of public prosecution in the Arab States, and the role they play in providing the necessary stability both socially and economically. The project covers five Arab states Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt and Morocco and consists of two phases: data collection and assessment and regional project launched at the beginning of 2004.
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