The award recognizes individuals, organizations and countries that contribute to the global fight against corruption.
Seven individuals and organizations from around the world were announced as the winners of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Award of Excellence for Anti-Corruption, held in Tunisia.
In partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the fifth edition of the awards ceremony took place Wednesday in the capital, Tunis. Senior United Nations officials and Qatari members of the Supreme Committee of the Prize participated, among others.
The winners were the Perdana Leadership Foundation (Malaysia) in the Lifetime or Outstanding Achievement category; Dr Adam Graycar (Australia) and Dr Michael Levi (United Kingdom) in the Academic Research and Education category; and the NGO Tolotsoa (Madagascar) and the Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria) in the category Creativity and youth engagement.
Riad Kobaissi (Lebanon) and Instituto Observatorio Politico e Socioambiental (Brazil) won in the Innovation category.
“I congratulate the winners of this year’s Anti-Corruption Award of Excellence, which comes as the world lives in an exceptional situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sheikh Tamim of Qatar said in a statement. Tweeter.
“I hope that the efforts of our international community will continue to consolidate the values of integrity and the rule of law. I also thank the brothers in Tunisia for hosting the award ceremony.
The winners were virtually present at the ceremony due to the precautions taken against coronavirus infection.
This year, the Attorney General of Qatar, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Married, United Nations Special Advocate for Corruption Prevention, and Judge Imad Boukhreis, Head of Tunisia’s National Anti-Corruption Commission, unveiled a 12 meter high statue of the prize outside the Palais des Congrès in Tunis before the awards ceremony.
The ceremony coincided with International anti-corruption day.
“The theme for this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, ‘Recovering with Integrity,’ highlights the urgent need for countries to ensure that the fight against corruption is an integral part of all sustainable development efforts. : to build greener economies, eradicate poverty, invest in women’s empowerment and gender equality. equality, providing universal health coverage and fostering resilient and inclusive institutions and societies, ”the United Nations Development Fund said in a statement.