Sherpas track

10 October 2013

Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting

On October 10-11, 2013 the third meeting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group was held in Paris. The meeting was primarily focused on the outcomes of the Russian G20 Presidency in the sphere of anti-corruption as well as key directions of the ACWG work in 2014. The delegates discussed Australia's presentation of its forthcoming G20 Presidency's priorities in the anti-corruption field, as well as various proposals on enhancing the ACWG working practices and strengthening cooperation with international organizations, business community and civil society.

Likewise, a number of important issues related to specific Anti-Corruption Action Plan items were considered, including: developing a draft model of information sharing agreement for Denial of Entry Experts Network; preparing a Scoping paper on Transparency and Beneficial Ownership of Legal Entities; identifying corruption vulnerable sectors; finalizing country profiles on asset disclosure, etc.

Particular attention was paid to the initiatives launched this year by the Russian Presidency, including those on combatting corruption in sports, mitigating corruption risks in selling state-owned assets, as well as promoting anti-corruption education for public officials.

The ACWG meeting will be followed on October 12 by the joint meeting of the anti-corruption experts of the G20, FATF, OECD and other international organizations. At the meeting, the Draft Best Practices Paper on the Use of the FATF Recommendations to Combat Corruption prepared by FATF will be discussed.