Egypt is hosting the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption in Sharm El-Sheikh from December 13-17th, 2021.
The conference has in attendance member states, MPs, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector who are gathering to discuss preventing corruption through education, the role of women in promoting integrity, recovering stolen assets and funds, anti-corruption efforts in Africa, the Arab Network to Combat Corruption and Promote Integrity, and the challenges and opportunities provided by information and communications technology and digitalization.
The states parties to the convention numbering over 160 countries meet every two years to review its implementation and discuss ways to improve cooperation between them and to strengthen relevant national institutions, through international cooperation, in an effort to build capacities at all levels, especially in developing countries.
The previous session was hosted by the United Arab Emirates, and the next one after Egypt will be hosted by the United States of America.
The ninth edition of the conference will also discuss ways to enhance international cooperation in order to better confront all forms of corruption, and ways to recover impartially from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to move forward after the special session of the United Nations General Assembly against Corruption held in June.