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Saudi Arabia: Leading the Global Fight Against Corruption

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Hadeel Hashem
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Saudi Arabia: Leading the Global Fight Against Corruption

As the world commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands as a shining example of a relentless pursuit towards transparency and integrity in governance. The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's explicit instruction to the head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to report any uncooperative ministers sets a precedent for the zero-tolerance approach to corruption, even at the highest echelons of power.

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Saudi Arabia's Active Role in Anti-Corruption Conference

Moving beyond national boundaries, Saudi Arabia is demonstrating its commitment to a corruption-free world by participating in the 10th Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption in Atlanta. The delegation, headed by Nazaha president Mazin Al-Kahmous, will engage in discussions on integrity protection, anti-corruption efforts, policy priorities, and sharing expertise with officials and experts from various global organizations.

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Proposing Methodologies and Indicators for Measuring Corruption

Saudi Arabia is not only participating but also contributing to the anti-corruption discourse. It proposes to study methodologies and indicators for measuring corruption rates and the effectiveness of anti-corruption frameworks. This focus on metrics underscores the Kingdom's scientific approach to rooting out corruption.

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Highlighting Local and Global Anti-Corruption Initiatives

Alongside the conference, Saudi Arabia is showcasing its anti-corruption initiatives at an exhibition. The Kingdom is also organizing a high-level event titled 'Nazaha’s Global Initiative for Measuring Corruption.' This event, attended by international organizations specialized in transparency, integrity protection, anti-corruption, CoSP representatives, and civil society institutions, further accentuates Saudi Arabia's key role in the global fight against corruption.

With more than 180 nations being parties to the convention, this conference holds immense significance in promoting transparency and integrity worldwide. As Saudi Arabia takes center stage in the fight against corruption, it not only reinforces its commitment to its citizens but also sends a strong signal to the global community that corruption, in all its forms, is unacceptable.

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