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5 Sep 2023
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VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE. (1 hour, 40'): "Parliaments using technologies for combatting corruption" GOPAC & UNITAR

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Decentralize Cooperation Programme
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United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
World Health Organization (WHO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
CIFAL Global Network
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC)
NGO Committee on Ageing, Geneva
Global Initiative Foundation on Ageing (GIA)
Group of Friends of the Human Rights of Older Persons in Gva
International Labour Organization
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Background of the first event

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations in June 2020, Member States prepared a Declaration with 12 overarching commitments, including digital cooperation and boosted partnerships through more systematic engagement with parliaments. Likewise, the UN Secretary-General was requested to prepare recommendations to address current and future challenges. As a result of it, the report entitled “Our Common Agenda,” calls for a “Summit of the Future” to forge a new global consensus; this initiative was endorsed by the UN General Assembly and will be celebrated in September 2024.

Within this framework, the UN developed “The Roadmap for Digital Cooperation” focused on 8 areas, interalia, strengthening digital capacity building while recognizing that many countries and citizens, in particular from less developed countries (LDCs), are deprived of capacities and skills crucial to the digital era and to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals. This context does not exclude parliamentarians who play a crucial role in the adoption of laws and the public budget, as well as the oversight of Governments’ laws, policies, and the implementation of recommendations coming from the ratification of international treaties.

In order to empower parliamentarians and related advisors on the challenges and opportunities coming from the use of technologies, concrete actions can be taken for building better societies free from corruption and grounded in the principles of democratic governance. Any effort in this regard should be needs-driven and tailored to individual and national circumstances, as well as better coordinated globally. In the same vein, the Doha Programme of Action, envisaged as the development roadmap for LDCs in March 2022, refers as one of its 6 focus areas the goal of leveraging the power of science, technology, and innovation to fight vulnerabilities and to achieve the SDGs.

Towards this goal, taking stock on this thematic is a flagship action needed by considering aligned efforts through enforced architectures, especially for cross-border cases. As a contribution to this effort, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) together with The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR.) organize the Virtual Roundtable “Parliamentarians using technologies for combatting corruption,” in line with the invitation of the UN Secretary General to parliaments for continuing their engagement in the common efforts of the international arena.

This first event, will take place on Tuesday, at 09:00 NY/ 15:00 CET, on the 5th of September, 2023.  

General objective

To learn about existing technologies that can serve to parliamentarians for combatting corruption in the framework of digital cooperation, while making visible possible synergies to foster transparency and partnerships towards the UN “Summit of the Future.”

General objective

To learn about existing technologies that can serve to parliamentarians for combatting corruption in the framework of digital cooperation, while making visible possible synergies to foster transparency and partnerships towards the UN “Summit of the Future.”


  • Welcome remarks 
  • Speakers
  • Analysis on the legal gaps at international level
  • Moderation
  • Q&A


Online. Due to the worldwide situation caused by the pandemic, these events will be celebrated online with spirit of inclusion to allow participants from different parts of the world to join us.

The event is open to different actors interested in Ageing and the rights of older persons, including:

• Public sector officials, policy makers and practitioners

• International Organizations

• Civil Society

• National Human Rights Institutions

• Academia

• Private sector

This event is open and free to All.


1. Participants who want to receive a certificate of participation need to fulfill the following criteria: Having participated at least 70% by Zoom (To be measured by the system).

2. You’re warmly welcome to send questions or suggestions in advance to sdp [at] (sdp[at]unitar[dot]org)

3. After the celebration of each event, those participants who joined them will be receiving the respective video recording together with takeaway messages.