The United States government has invited ANEEJ executive director, the Rev David Ugolor to the UN Convention against Corruption Asset Recovery Working Group taking place on June 7, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
A letter from the Office of Anti-Crime Programs of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, the US Department of State, said that in building upon the outcomes of the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR), this side event will focus on how countries are promoting transparency and accountability in asset recovery processes through successful implementation of the GFAR Principles for Disposition and Transfer of Confiscated Stolen Assets in Corruption Cases.
A panel of experts, to include the Rev David Ugolor, will focus on several of the GFAR Principles and share experiences and good practices on how their countries have put them into practice through concrete examples to ensure transparency and accountability in the repatriation of recovered assets.
In addition, the Office of Anti-Crime of the UD Department of State said that ‘given ANEEJ work and broader engagement on this issue through the UNCAC Coalition, the United States and the UK governments said they decided to invite the Rev David Ugolor to participate on a panel to share lessons learned and best practices from the perspective of civil society’.
Other panelists will include representatives from the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. A representative from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) will moderate the panel.