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United Nations Development Programme
Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network
ACIAC - Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries
Gamarth - Tunisia
05 - 07 Sep 2016
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Overview
Gamarth - Tunisia
The “Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network” (ACINET) is the leading regional mechanism specialized in supporting Arab countries to act against corruption in accordance with their national priorities and building on related international and regional standards. 

ACINET includes 47 ministries and governmental and judicial authorities from 18 Arab countries including Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Comoros, Tunisia, Djibouti, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania and Yemen. It also includes two observer members from Brazil and Malaysia, in addition to a “Non-Governmental Group" composed of active independent organisations from civil society, the private sector, and academia, thus making it the first Arab regional mechanism that is all inclusive, regularly bringing together key stakeholders for consultation and cooperation, on matters related to good governance. ACINET works on developing the capacities of its members through training and advisory support. 

It facilitates the exchange of information among them and their counterparts in the region and the world. It also provides them and other stakeholders with a common platform to regularly review and enrich their anti-corruption policies and strategies and to build the bilateral and multilateral partnerships that are necessary for this purpose. ACINET works with the support of the United Nations Development Programme and other partners. 

It is currently chaired by the Republic of Lebanon, represented by the Minister of Justice. For more information, please visit its website on www.arabcinet.org
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Contact
Anthony Abi Saad
Junior Programme Management and Operation Officer
E-mail: Anthony.abi-saad@undp.org
Phone: +961 3 073 298

Youssef Beyhum
Programme Support Unit Assistant
E-mail: Youssed.beyhum@undp.org
Phone: +961 70 191 721
Venue

Resource Guide

Other Information

1. Accommodation and Venue of the meeting

1.1 Meeting venue:

The meeting will be held at El-Mouradi Gammarth:

El Mouradi Gammarth

BP 597-2070, Carthage, Tunisia

Tel:  +216 71 274 300

http://elmouradi.com/

1.2. Arrival and Departure

Participants are expected to arrive on 4 September and depart on 8 September 2016. 

Please be advised that the hotel rooms are available for guest check-in after 14:00 hrs. Guests arriving earlier will be checked in as soon as rooms become available. Consideration for checkout extensions later than 12:00 noon can only be confirmed on the date of departure.

1.3. Hotel Accommodation

Rooms have been reserved for participants at El Mouradi Gammarth .

UNDP will cover participants’ accommodation for 4 nights from 4 September till 8 September 2016 unless additional nights are required by travel constraints.

Participants are kindly requested to cover extra expenses incurred during their stay such as mini-bar, alcohol, telephone calls, laundry, business center, spa, etc.

1.4. Extra Meals

Participants can dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants. UNDP will cover the extra meals for up to                    TND 50.00 per meal (Lunch and/or dinner). Should the value of the meal exceed the mentioned amount, the extra charges will be added to your personal bill. Alcohol, tobacco and shisha are not covered.

Lunch and coffee will be provided at the meeting from 5 till 7 September 2016.

2. Travel/ Admin Requirements

2.1. Visa Formalities

Participants traveling with national passports from non-exempt countries should obtain a visa prior to commencing travel to Tunis. Kindly consult the Tunisian Embassy on visa requirements.

2.2. Transportation

UNDP is arranging for participant’s airport pick-up and drop-off.

3. Facilities

3.1. Fax/ E-mail/Printing

A business center is available at the Hotel for Fax/e-mail and printing of documents.

3.3. Voltage

The voltage in Tunis is 220-240 Volts. The majority outlets accept one type of plug with three rectangular British style pins. If you travel to Tunis with a device that does not accept 220-240 Volts, you will need a voltage converter. Although most laptops are designed for travellers and auto-sense and auto-switch between 110 and 240 volts, participants need to check for this capability before bringing their equipment to Tunis. If a laptop does not have the right plug, you will also need to bring a plug adapter.

3.4. Currency and Exchange Rate

Exchange rate:  US$ 1.00 = TND 2.2178

http://intra.undp.org/ofa/exrates/exrate.htm  

Visa, Master Card & American Express are widely used in Tunis.

3.5. Weather

You can follow weather updates on Tunis by clicking the below link:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/tn/tunis/321398/weather-forecast/321398

4. Emergency contact numbers:

4.1. Local emergency contacts

  • Police 197
  • First Aid & Ambulance service: 190 & 198


Details

Monday 5 September 2016

09.00 – 16.00 Registration

11.00 – 13.00 Side-Activity Fourth General Session of ACINET’s "Non-Governmental Group" (attendance by invitation only).

  • Welcome Statement
  • NGG Progress of Work in 2014-2015
  • NGG Priorities of Work for 2016-2017
  • Discussions and Descisions

18.00 – 19.00 Opening Session

  • Welcome Statement: Minister of Public Function, Governance and Anti-corruption, Republic of Tunisia
  • Official Statement: UN Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Arab States, UNDP. Chair of the "Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network" (AICNET), Minister of Justice, Republic of Lebanon
  • Opening Statement: Prime Minister, Republic of Tunisia

 19.00 Reception

Tuesday 6 September 2016

09.00 – 11.00 [First Session - 1]

Recent Developments of the Arab Countries Efforts in Preventing and Combating Corruption.

  • Chair
  • Official Statements by attending Ministers

11.00 – 11.30 Lunch

11.30 – 13.30 [First Session - 2]

Recent Developments of the Arab Countries Efforts in Preventing and Combating Corruption

  • Chair
  • Contributions by official delegations
  • Open Debate

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.30 [Second Session]

Accountability in the Arab countries by facts and numbers, its relation with the Sustainable Development Goals, and means for its enhancement in light of related international and regional standards, as well as, comparative Experiences.

  • Chair
  • High level expert Commitee
  • Open Discussion 

17.00 – 19.00 [Side Activity]

 Fifth General Meeting of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (closed) 

  • Welcome Statement
  • ACINET Progress of Work in 2014-2015
  • ACINET Priorities of Work for 2016-2017
  • Discussions and Decisions

20.30  Official dinner by invitation of H.E the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia

Wednesday 7 September 2016

9.00 –  10.45 [Third Session] 

Concept of effectiveness and its evaluation approaches in the three selected areas:

  • Parliaments (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)
  • Oversight and Specialized Anti-Corruption Institutions (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)
  • Judicial authorities (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)

10.45 – 11.00 Break 

11.00 –  12.45 [Third Session]

Strategies and tools to enhance accountability through building capacities, and promoting cooperation among all relevant stakeholders 

  • Parliaments (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)
  • Oversight and Specialized Anti-Corruption Institutions (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)
  • Judicial authorities (Moderator - Speaker - Open Debate)

12.45 – 13.00 Break

13.00 – 14.00 [Closing Session]

  • Chair: Chair of the "Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network" (AICNET), Minister of Justice, Republic of Lebanon
  •  
  • Conference Conclusions and the Beirut ACINET Declaration Against Corruption: Manager of the Regional Project on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries, UNDP
  • Closing Remarks
  • Closing official Statement: Minister of Public Function, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Republic of Tunisia
14.00 Lunch

List of Event's Documents

REGISTRATION FORM / استمارة التسجيل
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General Information / معلومات عامة
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Father’s name / اسم الأب
Short Name (as desired on conf. badge) / الاسم الثنائي(كما تريدونه على بطاقة الندوة)
Position / الصفـة
Organization / المنظمـة
Website / موقع المنظمة على شبكة الانترنت
Passport Details / جواز السفر
Nationality / الجنسية
Passport Number / رقم الجواز
Date of Birth / تاريخ الميلاد
Date of Issue / تاريخ الإصدار
Date of Expiry / تاريخ الانتهاء
Address / العنـوان
Phone / هاتف
Mobile / خليوي
Fax / فاكس
E-mail / بريد الكتروني
Postal Address / عنوان البريد
 

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