|SESSION ON THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTS AND SUPREME AUDIT INSTITUTIONS|
ON THE OCCASION OF THE SECOND GLOBAL FORUM ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION AND SAFEGUARDING INTEGRITY
The Hague, Netherlands, 28-31 May 2001
|Organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in collaboration with|
the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions
|The Second Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, a ministerial event, followed a similar meeting organised in Washington DC in February 1999. The Forum’s overall objective was to keep the promotion of integrity and the fight against corruption high on the political agenda. It therefore sought to raise awareness and to discuss concrete strategies in the fight against corruption.
The Forum was divided into two segments: an expert segment which took place from 28 – 30 May 2001, and a ministerial segment on 31 May 2001. The expert segment was divided into 5 workshops. The session on the role of parliaments and supreme audit institutions in the fight against corruption was part of Workshop 4 (on Corruption, Transition and Development), and was organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in collaboration with the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), at the request of the Government of the Netherlands. The session took place on 28 May 2001 and was chaired by Dr. Najma Heptulla, President of the Council of the IPU. The rapporteur was Mr. Wilhelm Kellner, Director General of INTOSAI.
The session was attended by parliamentary delegations from Algeria, Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Haiti, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and the Latin American Parliament. It was also attended by other participants attending the Forum. At the end of the session, the participants approved the Recommendations on the Role of Parliament and Supreme Audit Institutions in Combating Corruption for consideration by the Ministers.
At the end of the governmental Forum, the Ministers adopted a substantive Final Declaration which contains: best practices; building blocks for a new UN-instrument against corruption; and recommendations concerning the effectiveness of national anti-corruption strategies.
Recommendations on the Role of Parliament and Supreme Audit Institutions in Combating Corruption
IPU background paper on the Role of Parliaments in the Fight against Corruption
International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI)