Challenging corruption to improve public services and attain MDGs

The International Workshop themed “Engaging Citizens to Counter Corruption for Better Public Service Delivery and Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals”, will be arranged in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 26-27 OctoberThe Development Management Branch of DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management in cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, is organizing this event. It will be one of several meetings arranged by different UN agencies in the context of the 4th Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the UN Convention against Corruption. The overall conference is expected to be attended by more than 500 persons from around the world. The workshop will take place in the venue of the 4th CoSP, the Palmeraie Golf Palace Complex in Marrakesh and will be attended by approximately 75 corruption prevention and citizens engagement experts and practitioners from around the world. It will address the following issues and themes, along a series of thematic sessions:

overall approaches, trends, best practices and key challenges in the eradication of corruption in public services; concepts and terminology; engaging citizens to eradicate corruption: scope of analysis and rationales; practices and institutions to engage citizens in the eradication of corruption; initiatives from citizens and civil society organizations, including uses of ICT technologies; initiatives from governments, including eGovernment and eParticipation; initiatives from the private sector; public policy and strategy: building capacities and creating enabling conditions; and eradication of corruption in the provision of public services: international cooperation.

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