On April 25-26, 2013 the Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business was held in Paris.
Corruption is an immense impediment to economic growth, and a significant challenge for developed, emerging and developing countries. Fighting corruption requires a holistic, forward-thinking approach. And, it requires governments and business working together.
For this reason, both the G20 governments and business community have committed to merge their efforts to fight corruption, as agreed by the G20 Leaders in Los Cabos. As part of this commitment, the Russian Presidency of the G20 and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was holding the Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for the G20 Governments and Business.
The conference brought together high-level government and business representatives, as well as the representatives of civil society, with the goal of examining best practices for combating corruption and discussing the priorities laid out in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan, and the Business 20 Recommendations to Governments. It also built on the outcomes of the two previous High-Level Anti-Corruption Conferences in Paris 2011 and Puerto Vallarta 2012. The two areas of focus of the meeting were "Promoting transparency and integrity in organizing sport and other major events," and "At the cutting-edge of the fight against corruption".
Key findings and recommendations of the event will be fed into the discussions of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, tasked with the implementation of the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan, and of the Business 20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-Corruption.