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Egypt hosts United Nations anticorruption conference

The ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 13 to 17 December 2021. The conference will set the international anticorruption agenda for the coming years.

Every two years, States Parties to the Convention meet to review the UN Convention against Corruption, the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument.

During the conference, participants will traditionally discuss issues of improving the fight against corruption. The focus will be on strengthening international cooperation to better tackle corruption and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will be attended by high-ranking officials of states and heads of anti-corruption bodies, as well as representatives of international organizations, civil society, the private sector and the media from around the world.

Earlier, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime released the first-ever report on widespread corruption in sports. According to the report, the volume of illegal sports betting reaches $ 1.7 trillion.

More than 200 experts analyzed illegal betting, competition manipulation, abuse in sports, forms of corruption during major sporting events and the involvement of organized crime in sports.