Uzbekistan observes decline in corruption offenses
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 19
By Diana Aliyeva – Trend:
A decline of 33 percent has been observed in the number of corruption offenses by officials in Uzbekistan during the first nine months of 2017.
This data was announced during the “Open Day”, organized by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Uzbekistan and timed to the International Day against Corruption.
As part of legislative initiative of the Uzbek president, a law “On Combating Corruption” (dated January 3, 2017) entered into force in early 2017.
The country is implementing the 2017-2018 State Anti-Corruption Program and the Comprehensive Plan of Action for the practical implementation of anti-corruption measures.
International cooperation in the sphere of combating corruption, which is of great importance in the implementation of these program documents, including with such structures as United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), OSCE, Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) and others, has been intensified.
The republican interdepartmental commission on combating corruption has been established and is effectively operating.