ACTA Organizes Executive Program for Integrity in Sports

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2022-10-03 | Since 2 Month

ACTA Organizes Executive Program for Integrity in Sports

Doha, 3 October 2022 - The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), in cooperation with the International Center for Sports Security (ICSS), organized today the executive program for integrity in sports, which will last until October 6, in the presence of HE Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali.
HE ACTA Chairman Hamad bin Nasser Al Misned said in a speech that this program comes in the framework of the ACTA's keenness to coordinate between national authorities in the field of enhancing integrity and transparency in the State of Qatar, especially in the sports field.
His Excellency underlined the attention paid by the wise leadership to enhancing transparency and integrity in all aspects of public and private work in the State, which has had a clear and prominent impact in making the State of Qatar occupy the highest ranks in the international indicators of transparency, integrity and anti-corruption.
His Excellency welcomed the attendees, saying that this welcome comes at a time when Qatar and the whole world have 49 days left for Qatar's hosting of the world event, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, stressing that sport plays a key role in Qatar's National Vision 2030, as Qatar aspires to occupy a global leading position in the sports field and to bring the world together through sustainable sports development, taking advantage of the achievements achieved by Qatar so far.
His Excellency added that Qatar's hosting of the most important sporting event at the global level, as much as it is a pride for the country in impressing the world with the good organization and optimal hosting of Qatar's guests, in accordance with what has been achieved from high-level World Cup stadiums, advanced infrastructure and modern logistical and security arrangements, as the organization of this world championship puts us in front of challenges that all have to face with a high spirit of national responsibility, especially enhancing integrity and transparency in the field of sports.
He pointed to the negative economic and societal consequences of corruption in sports, especially its impact on young people, which requires increased efforts to understand the scale, scope and manifestations of corruption in sports around the world, indicating that the international community is fully aware of the need to bridge this knowledge gap, and accordingly, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against corruption at its eighth session adopted a special resolution on protecting sports from corruption, as was emphasized during the political declaration, which was adopted at the 32nd special session of the United Nations General Assembly, on the importance of protecting sports from corruption and strengthening international efforts in this regard.
For his part, ICSS's CEO Massimiliano Montanari praised the Memorandum of Understanding signed by ACTA and ICSS several months ago, expressing his happiness with its implementation on the ground and turning its provisions into concrete executive action that achieves the goals and results set, thanking the Ministry of Sports and Youth, which adopted the joint vision and provided all possible assistance to the program that came into force.
He praised the ACTA's efforts, highlighting his keenness to harness all the capabilities of the ICSS to serve the Authority's strategy and noble goals to enshrine integrity standards in sports.
The program, organized by ACTA in cooperation with ISCC, focuses on providing knowledge of the various types of threats to sports integrity with a focus on sports corruption, in addition to developing an understanding of how national public authorities and international bodies deal with integrity violations in the field of sports, as well as developing knowledge of good practices and advanced standards in addressing various types of integrity violations, as well as developing knowledge and competencies in the field of information exchange and detecting the risks of sports corruption, as well as identifying possible actions to address integrity violations. 


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