The 1st Anti-Corruption Academic Symposium was held in Moscow under the United Nations auspices

3 November 2015 Department of World History and International Relations

The 1st Anti-Corruption Academic Symposium organized by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, European Educational Institute under MGIMO and Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (Doha, Qatar) was held in MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) on 30-31 October. Yu.G. Chernyshov, the head of the Department of World History and International Relations, director of Altai School of Political Research, participated in the Symposium discussion on the role of the public control in the fight against corruption.

All in all, the forum was fairly interesting: the organizers’ aim was the sharing of the experience in the development of academic scientific and educational anti-corruption programs and this experience turned out to be broad and diverse. The Symposium participants included experts from different countries: Australia, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Canada, Mexico, Macedonia, Moldova, Nepal, Russia, Serbia, USA, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Uganda and Switzerland.

One of the outcomes of the Symposium was the discussion and adoption of practical recommendations. This document has already been presented at the 6th Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which is being held in Saint-Petersburg at the present moment. In the MGIMO University a special center, which will be constantly working on this problem, has already been opened by the MGIMO rector’s order.

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