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6 November 2015

Sixth Session of the Conference of the Member States of the UN Convention against Corruption

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On October, 2-6 6th Session of the Conference of the member states of the UN Convention against Corruption took place in Saint Petersburg. The Conference participants included representatives of 162 nations, 88 NGOs, 12 UN-related institutions and 9 intergovernmental organisations, with 64 delegations led by heads of national anti-corruption departments and international institutions. 

 “Proxy Centre” company took care of a complex transport provision of the Conference. Within the frames of the project were organized shuttles, running between the meeting venue and ten recommended hotels and cultural programme transport provision. Specially for the UN delegation were delivered chauffered cars, microbuses and buses. Our high-qualified transport managers were working onsite on the meeting venue in the Lenexpo exhibition complex for strategic communications and prompt logistics processes.

The opening ceremony of the Conference was attended by Head of the Russian Presidential Administration S.B. Ivanov, who delivered a welcome address for the event participants on behalf of the Russian President. For the first time, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon delivered a welcome address at the Conference. The involvement of the Russian and UN leadership is clear evidence of the Conference’s significance. 

The Conference resulted in 12 resolutions devoted to anti-corruption education, private-public partnership in the area of counting corruption, improving the review of the Convention’s progress, and better use of civic and administrative procedures in combating corruption, including international collaboration. Resolutions have been approved to enhance the effectiveness of the asset recovery mechanism through international cooperation, implementation of the Convention in developing island states, preventing corruption by promoting electronically provided transparent and effective government services and IT technologies for the purposes of the Convention. 

On Russia’s initiative, the Conference approved a weighty political document: “St. Petersburg Declaration on Promoting Public-Private Partnership in the Preventing of and Fighting Against Corruption”. This is the first such document adopted by the Conference of the member states of the UN Convention against Corruption (CAC) directly encouraging collaboration between state and business in fighting against corruption. The statement sets the main vector for further international collaboration under the auspices of the UN in this area. It was co-authored by about 20 nations of Asia, Africa and Latin America.