A place to share major anti-corruption acts and systems in Korea, such as the Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants, Integrity Assessment, Corruption and Public Interest Reporters Protection System, with anti-corruption agencies in four countries, including Moldova and Mongolia, was arranged.
Anti-Corruption Training Institute under the Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission (Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui, ACRC) offered an online training course from July 12 to 14 to share best practices of anti-corruption policies in Korea with countries within Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
40 public officials of four anti-corruption agencies, including the National Anti-corruption Center of Moldova, Independent Authority Against Corruption of Mongolia, Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Agency for State Financial Control and Anti-Corruption of the Republic of Tajikistan, participated in the training.
The training, offered in Russian, consisted of major anti-corruption systems in Korea, such as Integrity Assessment, Corruption Risk Assessment, and Corruption and Public Interest Reporters Protection System, which are highly recognized by the international community.
Furthermore, along with anti-corruption acts in Korea, such as the Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants and Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, the major content of international anti-corruption conventions, including the United Nations Conventions against Corruption (UNCAC) and OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, are introduced as well. The ACRC also provided various content of integrity education with Russian subtitles for public officials and the general public.
Since 2013 the ACRC has offered training courses every year to support the anti-corruption capacity building of public officials across the world.
The training course in Russian was newly launched in 2020, other than existing courses in English, with increasing demand for anti-corruption education from countries within Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The number of countries that participated in the anti-corruption training courses of ACRC so far amounts to 67. At the same time, training courses have contributed to the advancement of anti-corruption systems in developing countries, leading to the implementation of 61 cases, such as the institution of Integrity Assessment and Whistleblower Protection System and legislation and amendment of acts.
ACRC Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui said, “Technical assistance in anti-corruption for developing countries is a duty stipulated in the UNCAC and at the same time an opportunity to improve Korea’s national status and Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in the international community. With a recent increase in demand for learning Korea’s anti-corruption policies from different countries, the support will be expanded to include the Latin American regions.”
Source: Office of the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ARCR), South Korea