Moscow ConferenceFrom 26 to 27 March, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI), supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and IACA, held a conference on the possibilities and necessities of fostering public-private dialogue in the fight against corruption.

More than 300 delegates and business entrepreneurs came together in Moscow to exchange ideas and offer recommendations for more effective anti-corruption measures.

The conference was opened by Sergey Katyrin, President of host institution, CCI, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC, and Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA. Two breakout sessions followed; the first on anti-corruption in public procurement and the second on balancing sanctions and incentives for encouraging private sector integrity.

The event was called to identify the key challenges faced by the public and private sectors in preventing and combatting corruption, to be presented and further discussed at the sixth Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on Corruption in St. Petersburg in November.