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    UNIS/MA/295
    12 November 2021

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Journalists are invited to cover the opening day session of the first

    GlobE Network Members Meeting

    Creating a community of anti-corruption practitioners

    VIENNA, 12 November 2021 – The newly launched Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) will hold its first Members Meeting next week, to begin the work of building a community of anti-corruption authorities across the globe for faster, more efficient prosecution of transnational corruption cases.

    The three-day event will gather anti-corruption authorities from 43 different countries to establish the Network’s governance structure, adopt elements of a charter, discuss delivery of the one-stop virtual hub, and enhance synergies with other anti-corruption networks. The meeting will be chaired by Spain and its three anti-corruption authorities who were the first to join the GlobE Network after the official launch on 3 June 2021 during the UN General Assembly special session against corruption (UNGASS).

    Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, will open the meeting.

    What?

    First GlobE Network Members Meeting

    Creating a community of anti-corruption practitioners

    When?

    Monday, 15 November 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00 hrs Vienna Time CET

    Where?

    In person at the Vienna International Centre, Conference Building M

    Online participation: Click here to register

    About the GlobE Network

    The Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities is a platform for peer-to-peer information exchange and informal cooperation to better identify, investigate and prosecute cross-border corruption offences and recover stolen assets. Founded in 2021, the GlobE Network is open to anti-corruption law enforcement authorities in all UN Member States and States parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The GlobE Network Secretariat is based at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    Read the GlobE Network Meeting Agenda

    For more information, visit: https://globenetwork.unodc.org/

    Registration

    All media representatives who wish to cover the meeting in person need to register for the event by contacting  press.vienna[at]un.org by COB on Friday 12th November 2021.

    Journalists are invited to attend Day One, starting at 10am in Room M1, M-Building, as well as the lunch break for possible interviews at 1pm.

    Important information about the COVID-19 measures in place at the Vienna International Centre:

    Participants are required to comply with the low epidemiological risk criteria in line with the Host Country legislation and the recommendations of the VIC Medial Service.

    By swiping their badge on entry to the VIC, participants declare that they fulfil the criteria below and confirm that they possess valid documentation meeting one or more of these criteria and can provide the documentation to the meeting organizers or VIC Medical Service, if required:

    • Have proof of a full vaccination not older than 360 days and valid from the date of second vaccination, or proof of full vaccination with a vaccine that does not require a booster shot (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) not older than 360 days and valid from the 22nd day after vaccination; or proof of one vaccination dose not older than 360 days following a positive PCR test or positive antibodies test; or
    • Have a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 illness not older than 180 days, or proof of positive COVID-19 antibody test (with a result of 15 BAU or above) not older than 90 days.
    • Have proof of a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test not older than 24 hours.

    FFP2 masks are mandatory in all areas at the VIC where masks are required. These include meeting rooms, security entrance and exit gates and all other common spaces in the VIC.

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    For further information or to arrange interviews please contact:

    Kevin Town
    UNODC Public Information Officer
    Telephone: (+43 1) 699 1459 5575
    Email: kevin.town[at]un.org

    Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #GlobENetwork and follow @UNODC and @MajlessiUN for updates.