Today marks the launch of the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network), a major international operational network for information exchange between anti-corruption law enforcement authorities.
The initiative was developed in partnership with the G20 countries and international organisations, including Interpol, Egmont Group, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The network will be operationalised under the umbrella of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and is being launched at the UN headquarters in Vienna at a special event on the margins of the UN General Assembly special session against corruption.
At the GlobE Network launch, anti-corruption experts will gather to examine the importance of international cooperation.
They will also examine the specific role to be played by the GlobE Network in ensuring all countries and their independent anti-corruption authorities have the contacts and tools they need to quickly and effectively track, investigate and prosecute transnational corruption across borders, including origin, transit and destination countries.
The initiative will be launched by president of Saudi Arabia’s oversight and anti-corruption authority, Mazin bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous.
The GlobE Network was largely developed during Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency in 2020.
More details on the GlobE Network and its launch can be found here.
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