7 November 2017 - On the margins of the seventh Conference
of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
(UNCAC), UNODC and the Administrative Control Authority of Egypt signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, reiterating their commitment to
join forces in the fight against this crime.
Following the signing ceremony, UNODC Executive Director
Yury Fedotov said: "This Memorandum not only serves as a framework to
further deepen our cooperation with the Administrative Control Authority to
fight the scourge of corruption, but it also represents a major step in
enhancing the important partnership between Egypt and UNODC."
Egypt adopted the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in
December 2014. More than eighty government authorities, ministries and
governorates are actively involved in implementing this four-year strategy. In
fact, the efforts of the Administrative Control Authority and other law
enforcement agencies have led to uncovering major corruption cases. UNODC has
supported such efforts by providing expertise on advanced investigative
techniques and electronic case management systems.
Signing the MoU on behalf of Egypt, Head of the
Administrative Monitoring Authority, Minister Mohamed Erfan,
said: "The Memorandum will be a good framework to continue cooperation and
build on the efforts made. We look forward to further strengthening our
partnership with UNODC."
Cooperation between UNODC and Egypt dates back to 2011. The
Office supported the country in developing its national strategy and provided
expertise in revising legislative provisions, including on access to
information and witness protection, as well as the development of codes of
UNODC-developed goCASE and goAML case management and
analysis systems have been deployed in Egypt, supplemented with advanced
training sessions on financial investigations, financial cybercrime and the
protection of public funds. Two media campaigns to increase awareness have been
broadcasted through a number of Egyptian public and private channels, reaching
millions of Egyptians. Most recently, the cooperation has focused on supporting
Egypt in implementing recommendations received from the UNCAC Implementation