ECOSOC 2012 HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT PANEL
“ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES”
An ECOSOC 2012 High Level Panel on “Accountability, transparency and sustainable development: turning challenges into opportunities” will take place on Monday, 9 July 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the closing session featuring the Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m in the ECOSOC Chamber.
The objectives of the High-Level Segment Event are the following: (i) to highlight the costs imposed by the lack of accountability and transparency and corruption on sustainable development; and (ii) to exchange views on innovative approaches and partnerships in combating corruption. It is anticipated that the event could promote a renewed commitment at the highest political level for the ratification of or accession to the UN Convention Against Corruption by countries that have not yet done so and that it could encourage full participation in the Review Mechanism of the Convention in order to promote full implementation of its provisions.
The event will include two interactive dialogues. The first interactive dialogue, “Creating inclusive and cohesive societies: a multidisciplinary approach to combating corruption for development” will focus on short-term and longer-term policies, strategies and programmes that promote integrity, professionalism and accountability and prevent corruption. The second interactive dialogue, “Shared roles and responsibilities: developing innovative partnerships for comprehensive action against corruption” will focus on how all national, regional and international stakeholders involved in the fight against corruption could together promote innovative public-private partnerships aimed at fostering integrity and accountability while promoting sustainable development.