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Eleventh Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries

UNAFEI has hosted the Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian countries, known as the GG seminar, annually since 2007. The seminar is held in support of activities to establish the rule of law and good governance in Southeast Asian Countries, to contribute to capacity-building for criminal justice practitioners, and to promote mutual understanding and cooperation.

The eleventh GG seminar, which was co-hosted by UNAFEI and the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Viet Nam (SPP), was held at Melia Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 17 to 19 October 2017. Eighteen criminal justice practitioners (a judge, prosecutors and investigators of anti-corruption agencies) from nine ASEAN countries participated in the Seminar. Mr. Kunio UMEDA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Japan in Viet Nam and Dr. Tran Cong Phan, Deputy Prosecutor General of the SPP attended the opening and closing ceremonies and delivered special remarks. Ms. Candice Welsch, Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Mr. Giri Suprapdiono, Director of Gratification, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of Indonesia attended as visiting experts and delivered lectures.

The main theme of this seminar was “Best Practices in Anti-Corruption: A Decade of Institutional and Practical Development in Southeast Asia”. Each participant presented specific cases in each country related to the main theme. Also, Ms. Welsch delivered her lecture on UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Work over the last decade and Mr. Giri Suprapdiono delivered his lecture on the efforts of the KPK against corruption over the past decade.

After each presentation, the participants exchanged opinions on the situation of each country and anti-corruption challenges faced. The Seminar was chaired by the Director of UNAFEI and concluded with the presentation of the Chair’s Summary of the discussions.

The report of the Eleventh Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries

  • Click herePDF to read the Keynote Address delivered by the Director of UNAFEI.
  • Click herePDF to read the Chair's Summary.

Commemorative Photo of the Participants

Opening Speech by Director Senta

Opening Remarks by Dr. Tran Cong Phan

Special Address by Mr. UMEDA, Ambassador of Japan to Viet Nam

Special Lecture by Ms. Candice Welsch

Special Lecture by Mr. Giri Suprapdiono

Presentation by Participants