GOPAC’s Executive Director Pens Article about Parliamentarians and NGOs Working Together to Fight Corruption
We live in an age of dire cynicism about corruption in politics. Of the 100 nations for Transparency International’s most recent Global Corruption Barometer, only in 5 did a majority believe that the country was becoming less corrupt, and there was no country whatsoever whose population ranked their political parties or parliament as being “not at all corrupt”.
APNAC Elects a New Board of Directors
The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) congratulates the Honourable Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu of Ghana and Senator Marie Claire Mukasine of Rwanda on their election as Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC). The elections were held at APNAC’s Biennial General Meeting (BGM) in Kampala, Uganda, on 26 April 2013.
Check out the April Issue of the GOPAC Newsletter!
GOPAC’s April Newsletter is now available online. Read all about GOPAC’s involvement in exciting activities around the world including in Indonesia, Bali, Botswana, Ecuador and South Sudan. You can also find out about registering for the Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Azerbaijan.
New Leadership for the GOPAC Global Secretariat
GOPAC is delighted to welcome Akaash Maharaj as our new Executive Director. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer, but has now taken on overall leadership of the Global Secretariat as our most senior professional officer.
Get Caught Up on GOPAC News!
GOPAC’s March Newsletter is now available online. Highlights from this issue include: a call to our members to participate in the Review Mechanism of the UNCAC; information about the sixth Annual Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Global Conference in Australia; and a summary of GOPAC’s participation in the First Working Meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Commission on Financial, Economic and Budgetary Issues of the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers in Central America and the Caribbean (FOPREL).
Exciting Contract Opportunity with GOPAC in Timor Leste
GOPAC has an exciting contract opportunity for Timor Leste nationals, based in Dili. We are currently looking for a researcher to work on State of Nations 2013: Timor Leste. The State of Nations report helps the nation’s legislators develop a comprehensive parliamentary plan to prevent corruption and ensure that implementation of the UNCAC remains a national priority. The report also provides a useful platform for legislators to share their experiences; to build national, regional, and international coalitions to implement reforms; and to identify practical and successful ways to fight corruption.
For more information on the position, please review the Terms of Reference.
GOPAC Granted Observer Status at the Inter-Parliamentary Union
The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) is pleased to announce that it has formalized its partnership with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) by becoming an IPU observer organization. GOPAC’s observer status was formally promulgated at the IPU Executive Committee meeting of 20 21 March 2013, during the 128th IPU Assembly, held in Quito, Ecuador.
GOPAC Announces Women in Parliament Network in Celebration of International Women’s Day
In honour of International Women’s Day, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) announces the launch of the GOPAC Women in Parliament Network (WPN), which supports the efforts of female parliamentarians to combat corruption and to strengthen democracy and good governance. GOPAC’s global membership made the decision to launch the Women in Parliament Network at our fifth Global Conference, held in Manila from 31 January to 2 February 2013.
GOPAC Welcomes New Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) welcomed its new Chair, Senator Edgardo J. Angara from the Philippines, at the Fifth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, in Manila, Philippines, 31 January to 2 February 2013.
GOPAC Calls on International Community to Prosecute Corruption Perpetrators
Legislators from around the world have resolved to seek the adoption of global legal instruments to enable the international community to pursue and prosecute the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of corruption. The resolution was a key part of the Declaration adopted at the Fifth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, in Manila, Philippines, 31 January to 2 February 2013.
Check out the February Issue of the GOPAC Newsletter!
GOPAC’s February Newsletter is now available online. In this issue read about the outcomes of our Global Conference in Manila, Philippines 31 January to 2 February 2013 including important changes to the GOPAC Board of Directors and Management Committee. In addition, we are proud to announce the formation of two new national chapters, our participation in the Open Government Partnership meeting in Chile and the release of our vision, mission and core values statement.
GOPAC Leadership Transition
The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption is implementing a significant professional leadership transition: John Williams, our founder, came to the conclusion of his tenure as our Chief Executive Officer at the Global Conference in Manila, Philippines, which closed on 02 February 2013.
Keynote Speech of the President, H.E Benigno S. Aquino III at the Fifth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Check out the January Issue of the GOPAC Newsletter!
GOPAC’s January Newsletter is now available online. In this issue you can learn all about our Global Conference in Manila, Philippines 30 January to 2 February 2013. You will find information on the exciting Conference Sessions, networking opportunities and post-conference tours. If you can’t join us in person for the conference, find out how you can follow the conference proceedings remotely.