The G20 countries’ Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) meeting began on March 1, 2023, in Gurugram, India, and will continue until March 3, 2023. This gathering brings together representatives from 19 countries and the European Union, responsible for combating corruption in their respective countries. The meeting’s primary goal is to discuss various issues related to the international campaign against corruption.
The inaugurate session was addressed by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of cooperation among G20 countries to combat corruption effectively. He stated that corruption was a global menace that required a collective and concerted effort to root out.
The ACWG meeting will cover several critical topics related to anti-corruption efforts, including corruption risks in public procurement, asset recovery, and beneficial ownership transparency. Discussions will also revolve around international cooperation, the role of the private sector in combating corruption, and the promotion of open government.
Corruption has been identified as a significant impediment to economic development and social justice. It erodes trust in public institutions, undermines the rule of law, and undermines democracy. The ACWG’s efforts to combat corruption will have a profound impact on promoting good governance, transparency, and accountability in the G20 countries and beyond.
The G20 countries account for more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic product, and their collective commitment to tackling corruption can have a substantial impact on the global economy. The ACWG’s meeting is, therefore, a vital step towards achieving the G20’s commitment to combat corruption and promote good governance.
The Anti-Corruption Working Group of G20 countries’ meeting is a significant event in the global campaign against corruption. The discussions will focus on key issues, and the outcome will be a critical milestone in the fight against corruption. The commitment of the G20 countries to tackle corruption will not only promote transparency and accountability but also boost economic growth and development.