QOC attends Meeting of International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport

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2022-11-09 | Since 3 Week

QOC attends Meeting of International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport

Doha, 9 November 2022 - The Qatar Olympic Committee represented by the Director of Legal Affairs Department , Sheikh Ahmad bin Nooh Al Thani has participated in a video- conference meeting of International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) .

This partnership has come as an outcome of  IPACS’s commitment from Anti-Corruption Summit  which  was held   in UK’s capital city of London in May 2016.

The IPACS partnership was established in 2017 as a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at bringing together international sports organizations, governments, inter-governmental organizations to strengthen sport integrity, fight corruption and build a better sport integrity culture.

Most notably, four  force tasks  have been assigned to senior experts and steering committee members  to join  hands  together during high ranking periodical meetings  to reduce the risk of corruption in procurement relating to sporting events and infrastructure, ensuring  integrity in the selection of major sporting events; optimising the processes of compliance with good governance principles to mitigate the risk of corruption  and enhancing effective cooperation between law enforcement, criminal justice authorities and sport organizations.

In Tuesday’s meeting, the participants reviewed the progress they made in the partnership works, teams results being achieved , set up a strategic roadmap of partnership for  2023-2024 , reviewed governance guide and appointed steering committee members for the term 2023-2024. 

In this regard, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Ronan O’Laoire  and  Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at the International Olympic Committee Mrs. Pâquerette Girard Zappelli have both focused their remarks on Task Force (4) , which calls for  enhancing effective cooperation between law enforcement, criminal justice authorities and sport organisations that in compliance with updated international effort  to protect sports against corruption.


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