Doha Declaration calls for integrity in public life as GOPAC meet concludes Dec 11, 2019 0 440 12345 Meriam JellitiDohaTHE Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) issued the Doha Declaration on Tuesday following the conclusion of the 7th Global Conference of Parliamentarians against Corruption in Doha.The Declaration was issued by the 53 GOPAC member countries as a reminder of one of the goals of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which is to promote integrity, accountability and proper management, and as a continuation of the 2015 Yogyakarta Declaration that was adopted at the Sixth World Conference of Parliamentarians against Corruption.The Yogyakarta Declaration emphasised the principle of integrity to ensure effective use of national resources and aid management to maintain national development priorities.Based on a unanimous concern about increasing corruption and injustice which cause unrest around the world leading to deeper political and economic crisis in some countries, the declaration focuses on providing measures for ensuring parliamentary integrity, including a clear set of rules to address conflicts of interest and maintaining financial transparency.The declaration calls for working towards developing transparency and accountability in public life by promoting open and reliable systems and policies that guarantee the people the right to freedom and access to information. It also seeks to strengthen the link between parliamentarians and public institutions as well as people. It stresses importance of integrity in discharge of duties by parliamentarians as well as governmental and parliamentary institutions.The Doha Declaration also stresses the important role of parliaments in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals, especially the 16th goal.Highlighting the importance of coordination and cooperation, the declaration encourages alliance among members to establish real data that can help fight corruption.The members also commended the initiative of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani to present the annual Excellence Award to those individuals and orgamnisation that show commitment towards combating corruption.The newly elected President of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption Fadli Zon called for supporting the organisation owing to its role in combating corruption and in achieving sustainable development for generations to come. Pages 123456 RELATED ARTICLES Prime minister attends 40th GCC Summit in Riyadh Dec 11, 2019 0 846 AMIR OF KUWAIT MEETS PRIME MINISTER Dec 11, 2019 0 179 QA bags two top honours at 2019 BOC Business Brilliance Awards in London Dec 11, 2019 0 243 Shura speaker meets parliamentary officials, signs MoU with Mali Ashraf Siddiqui/QNA Doha Speaker of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud on Tuesday met with Chairman of Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Dr Fadli Zon. The .. Mahmoud elected GOPAC board’s chair for 2019-21 QNA Doha The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) on Tuesday elected Speaker of Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud as its board chair from 2019 to 2021, in a unanimous ..