Qatar, UN sign pact on fighting corruption in sports

Vienna:  The Doha-based Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC), signed an agreement on fighting sports corruption with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The agreement was signed by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ROLACC Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, who is also UNODC Special Regional Advocate for the Prevention of Corruption with UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNODC Yury Fedotov.

The agreement aims to work on fighting corruption in the sports field in all its shapes and forms as well as highlight the different ways of corruption found in various sports through the cooperation of ROLACC with UNODC.

In a statement to QNA, Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri said the agreement will seek to help world states, organizations and related entities to fight corruption in clubs and associations whether in football or all other sports.

He added that the agreement makes the State of Qatar and the UN partners in the attempt to stop corruption in the sports in all its forms. Al Marri said corruption in sport takes various forms, such as bets, suspicious transactions and other corrupt matters.

He said the agreement will support sports entities around the world with rule of law and anti-corruption by training them on quality and governance within clubs and associations.

Al Marri said there will be joint coordination between ROLACC and the UN to carry out training courses and forums with sports entities and associations around the world, in participation with experts from international organizations, all in aim to train those in the field on fighting corruption in the sports field.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar