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Webinar on Meaningful Youth Engagement

2024-7-4

The global fight against corruption requires continuous and concerted efforts from all sectors of society, and young people's innovative ideas, energy and leadership can undoubtedly inject fresh impetus to building a corruption-free world. In view of this, the Hong Kong International Academy Against Corruption (HKIAAC) and the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) co-organized an online seminar on July 4, with the theme "Nurturing and Empowering Our Future Leaders in Anti-Corruption Work: Stories from the Field". Experts from ICAC, UNODC, the National Transparency Authority (NTA) of Greece, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) were invited to share their insights into and field stories about youth engagement. We are also grateful to the UNODC's Global Resource for Anti-Corruption Education and Youth Empowerment (GRACE) Initiative for their support of this webinar.

The webinar attracted representatives from anti-corruption agencies up to 70 countries and regions, with over 400 participants in attendance. Among them were officials responsible for promoting youth engagement and a group of young people interested in engaging in anti-corruption work, including ICAC summer interns. At the webinar, the UNODC representative introduced the "Policy Guide for National Anti-Corruption Authorities on Meaningful Youth Engagement in Anti-Corruption Work", which was jointly developed by ICAC, UNODC and IAACA in 2023, and encouraged participants to refer to the guide to help anti-corruption agencies attract more young people to participate in anti-corruption work. During the Q&A session, the participants enthusiastically asked questions and voiced their wholehearted support for young people to drive the promotion of a global culture of integrity, as well as to take on the roles of integrity leaders and defenders of integrity. ICAC looks forward to more young people engaging in anti-corruption work in the future, infusing new energy towards our goal of building a clean and prosperous future.

Anti-corruption experts from ICAC, UNODC, the National Transparency Authority (NTA) of Greece, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) took turns giving speeches.
Representatives of worldwide anti-corruption agencies and young people participated in the webinar.
The speaker promoted the "Policy Guide for National Anti-Corruption Authorities on Meaningful Youth Engagement in Anti-Corruption Work" at the webinar, providing valuable reference for anti-corruption agencies.
ICAC officers and summer interns attended the webinar.
The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of Cambodia whole-heartedly supported the webinar.
Speakers shared experiences with each other.