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6th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption to open in Saint Petersburg

30.10.2015

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 2015. PIR PRESS. “Forming a group of experts that would suggest substantive, thoughtful proposals to draw up the agenda of BRICS-2016 summit in India regarding fight against corruption, seems to be a relevant move” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center, member of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation.

The 6th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption will take place in Saint Petersburg on November 2-6, 2015. All the 172 states acceded to the Convention are expected to participate in the conference. Chief of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov will head the Russian delegation. A Saint Petersburg declaration is to be adopted summarizing the results of the conference.

The Meeting of the BRICS Senior Officials on Anti-corruption will be held prior the conference, on November 1, 2015.

PIR Center experts contributed to the development of anti-corruption topic within BRICS framework. PIR Center’s Special Advisor, the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Orlov is also a member of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation. His article “BRICS prospects in fight against corruption”, co-authored by PIR Center's consultant Oleg Demidov, is to be published in the upcoming issue of Russia and the World. Herald of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia” Journal (article draft is available at PIR Center site in Russian).

“Forming a group of experts that would suggest substantive, thoughtful proposals to draw up the agenda of BRICS-2016 summit in India regarding fight against corruption, seems to be a relevant move. As a part of Russian presidency in BRICS, preparation of a BRICS White paper on joint efforts to fight corruption and financial crime could be an efficient step. Corruption and financial crime are the threats to national security of every state within the BRICS and to BRICS itself” – Vladimir Orlov concludes in his article.

For questions concerning the PIR Center Project “Shaping Russia’s Agenda for BRICS”, please contact the Project Coordinator, Andrey Baklitskiy by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by email baklitsky at pircenter.org


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