KOREA | ACRC to lead anti-corruption policy efforts in cooperation with Transparency International

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission is carrying out a multitude of anti-corruption efforts in the global arena by such as communicating with the Transparency International.

Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC, Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui) had a virtual meeting with the head of Transparency International (TI)*, CEO Daniel Eriksson on December 20, from 6:00 pm (10 am, Germany) to 6:50 pm. The meeting was held as a follow-up measure of the working-level meeting between the two organizations held on November 8 to 11.

*Transparency International (TI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. It publishes Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of 180 countries every year and carries out other various anti-corruption efforts.

The importance of international communication and cooperation on anti-corruption policies and activities are growing, as indicated by the remarks of President Moon Jae-in at the Summit for Democracy held on December 9, which said “Corruption is the biggest enemy to democracy. Korea will share with the international community its anti-corruption policy achievements such as the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, the Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants, and the Act on the Protection of Public Interest Reporters. We will also share Korea’s electronic government system with developing countries.”

At the video conference with the TI, ACRC Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui said, “The international community contributed a lot to Korea’s economic growth and democracy development. Korea intends to actively join international anti-corruption policy efforts.”

“As part of such efforts, to share with many countries around the world Korea’s experience and expertise gained in the procedure of anti-corruption policy decision-making, the ACRC will do people-to-people exchange with the TI and will send the organization Korea’s anti-corruption information on a regular basis”, she said.

CEO Daniel Eriksson of the ACRC said, “The TI focuses on fighting corruption and developing democracy in the Asian Pacific region. I think that experience and achievements of Korea that made a meaningful advancement in the region are especially important as best practices in the region. In this regard, cooperation between the ACRC and the TI will be a significantly important foundation for resolving global corruption problems.”


Source: Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission, Republic of Korea

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