2022 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Opening remarks, followed by "Strengthening political integrity"

Mar 30, 2022 | 1:00 PM CEST - 2:45 PM CEST


The Forum will begin with opening remarks by OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and high-level keynote addresses by leaders, followed by this first panel. A country’s commitment to public integrity is above all demonstrated through establishing clear expectations for the highest political levels for their exemplary personal behaviour, including their demonstration of a high standard of propriety in the discharge of official duties. Such expectations are usually translated as standards and oversight mechanisms that aim at providing accountability to the political system. However, because of the nature of politics, agreeing on integrity standards for elected and appointed officials, and in particular enforcing them, comes along with challenges. This is also increasingly difficult today due to the higher degree of political polarisation. Unpacking these challenges, this session will explore how to reach consensus on key standards of behaviour for elected and appointed public officials and how to best ensure their implementation and oversight. Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be provided.