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Accreditation note: 4th High Level Anti-Corruption Conference (Farnesina, 11 June 2014)

The 4th High Level Anti-Corruption Conference will take place at the Farnesina on Wednesday 11 June 2014, from 09.00 to 18.45. The conference is being held under the Italian-Australian co-chairmanship of the Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) and is being organised along with the OECD.

The event will provide an important opportunity for reflection on collaboration on this topic by G20 countries, the business world and civil society, 15 years since the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials entered into force.

The Conference will take place “back-to-back” with the second annual ACWG meeting, the first working group co-chaired by Italy in the G20 framework. It will be the culmination of three days of events at the Farnesina dedicated to combating corruption.

The Conference will open with speeches by Justice Minister Orlando and the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vedova. It will include thematic panels focusing on collaboration between governments and the private sector and on concrete ways to apply and strengthen the G20’s efforts in this crucial sector.

The closing session of the conference will take the form of a Round Table on the role of and challenges facing the G20 countries in combating corruption at the global level, in light of the results achieved in the 15 years of the OECD Convention. The session will focus on the commitments undertaken by the G20 countries and on how they are implementing said commitments.

Following the Round Table will be the closing High Level Dialogue, which will examine the prospects opened up by the Convention. Participants will include the President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority, Raffaele Cantone; the OECD Chief of Staff & G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos; and the Chair of the Board of Transparency International, Huguette Labelle.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required documentation:

– photo

– a letter from your media organisation

– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.8573 – fax 06/3691.7193) or by email to

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry by the main entrance (left-hand side) from 8.15 onwards.

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