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ABOUT THE AWARD

Background

In September 2015, the United Nations Special Summit of the General Assembly launched Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals to continue progress on global priorities like poverty eradication, health, education, food security and nutrition, as well as a wide range of economic, social and environmental objectives. In light of the vision, Goal 16 stresses the need to “promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all” as well as “broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance”. This is why the eradication of corruption and poor governance in all its forms is essential to the achievement of Goal 16.

The Doha Declaration, adopted by the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and endorsed by the General Assembly, recognizes the mutually reinforcing relationship between the rule of law and sustainable development. It stresses that prevention of corruption is key to all efforts to effectively address and combat corruption and strengthen integrity across the entire criminal justice system.

In support of these goals, Qatar announced in November 2015 at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) in St. Petersburg, the establishment of the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award. This not only demonstrated Qatar’s commitment to the prevention of corruption, but also the dedication to the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations.

 

 

The Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award

The Award is presented annually on International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December) and in recognition and appreciation to those whom have contributed to the global campaign against corruption. The Award recognizes individuals and organizations whom have dedicated themselves to combat corruption in some capacity.

The greater purpose of the Award is to serve as a tool that highlights exemplary and noteworthy actions and good practices on a global scale, to recognize, promote, collect and disseminate anti-corruption models from around the world; to raise awareness, support and solidarity to the fight against corruption; as well as to encourage and inspire similar and new initiatives towards a corruption-free society.

This is the reason why the Award has been divided into several categories, in recognition of the diverse efforts in many distinct fields in the global fight against corruption. The categories are:

•            Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement

•            Academic Research and Education

•            Youth Creativity and Engagement

•            Innovation

To learn more about the categories you can visit their individual pages on Aceaward.com.

The Award hopes that through its public image, the visibility of those whom are fighting corruption is not only enhanced but also celebrated across the world and hopes to motivate governments, academic institutions, the media and civil society to adopt and understand the principles of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), and collaborate towards its implementation.

SHEIKH TAMIM BIN HAMAD AL-THANI INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION EXCELLENCE AWARD SECRETARIAT

The Secretariat was established as the administrative office of the Award, and carries out the essential administrative and procedural work necessary to support the High-Level Award Committee and the Assessment Advisory Board. This is to ensure that the selection committees are able to carry out their functions and duties to the best of their abilities.

The Secretariat provides relevant communications and meeting facilities, administrative support as well as logistical assistance.

Working year-round, the Secretariat seeks to ensure and improve upon the Award’s nomination and selection procedures in order to establish a fair and transparent implementation of the Award. The Secretariat also ensures the selection committees that the nominations they receive are valid and comply with all the requisites put forth by the Guidelines to Nomination.

ASSESSMENT ADVISORY BOARD

The role of the Assessment Advisory Board is to study and review all nominations that have been accepted by the Secretariat and select the best nominations from each category for the High-Level Award Committee to give their final selection.

The Assessment Advisory Board is composed of internationally renowned experts in varied fields of anti-corruption. You can learn more about them by visiting the Assessment Advisory Board page.

HIGH-LEVEL AWARD COMMITTEE

The High-Level Award Committee, composed of members of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center and headed by the Chairman himself, is trusted to exercise its good judgement and select the final winners for each of the Award’s categories.

They receive the shortlist of nominees provided by the Assessment Advisory Board, which includes the Board’s recommendations for each of the selected nominees.

To learn more about the High-Level Award Committee you can visit the High-Level Award Committee page.

IF YOU WISH FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE RULES, OBLIGATIONS AND MANDATES OF THE SECRETARIAT, ASSESSMENT ADVISORY BOARD OR THE HIGH-LEVEL AWARD COMMITTEE, YOU MAY FIND IT IN THE FREELY AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS on Aceaward.com.

THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC TO SHOW THE AWARD’S COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS.

 

ACE Award 2016 Winners

 

  • ANTI-CORRUPTION LIFETIME/OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

MS.THELMA ALDANA

  • ANTI-CORRUPTION YOUTH CREATIVITY AND ENGAGEMENT

TM MUSIC

ANTI-CORRUPTION YOUTH GREECE

  • ANTI-CORRUPTION INNOVATION

MS. HANAN KHANDAGI

ARTLORDS

  • ANTI-CORRUPTION ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

MR. MIODRAG LABOVIC

GROUPE DE RECHERCHE CORRUPTION & DEMOCRATIE (CORDE)

 



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