LAUNCH OF THE “AZERBAIJAN PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPARENCY” PLATFORM

Posted by: | Posted on: Август 7, 2013

Transparency Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the establishment of a Platform of local NGOs entitled “Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency”. The Platform is established under the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency Project implemented by Transparency Azerbaijan and its partners, with the financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The mission of the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency Platform is to ensure broad public participation in the combat against corruption through organization of the dialogue between the state agencies and civil society, and provision of recommendations to the Government on how to increase transparency and accountability. The work of the Platform will be guided by the Strategy, including the Platform Action Plan, and Guidelines.
In particular, the Platform is aiming to provide input and comments to the draft annual monitoring reports on results of monitoring of implementation by the Government of its commitments under National Anti-corruption and Open Government Partnership and Action Plans for 2012-2015. Comments and inputs to this draft reports will be solicited from the members of the Platform and final reports with comments and inputs incorporated will be presented to the Government on behalf of the Platform.
The Platform members have been selected on the basis of the survey entitled Mapping Civil Society conducted among 100 NGOs, described in a separate press release.
The members of the Platform believe that corruption violates the principles of rule of law, human rights equality and social justice. Taking into consideration the fact that anti-corruption reform is a long-term and difficult process, one of the main pre-conditions of success in this area is the support by the civil society to all anti-corruption activities. One of the important conditions to ensure effective results from the efforts of the government in the combat against corruption is to coordinate efforts and activities of the civil society organizations. Therefore, efforts are to be made to amass enough power to advocate for the profound anti-corruption reforms and measures that could not be accomplished by any individual NGO alone, however strong. This is one of the main reasons for building the Platform.
The activities and reports of the Platform will be released for the attention of media and public on regular basis. To obtain information about Platform members, strategy paper, the Platform Guidelines and Memorandum please click here.

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