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Background information

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) was established in June 2010, at the Toronto Summit. Its primary goal was to prepare "comprehensive recommendations for consideration by Leaders of how the G20 could continue to make practical and valuable contributions to international efforts to combat corruption". The original G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2011-2012 was developed by the ACWG at its first meeting and adopted at the Seoul Summit in November 2010.

The first Monitoring Report was presented in November 2011, the second - in November 2012. At the Los Cabos Summit in June 2012, the G20 Leaders renewed the mandate of the ACWG and called for a revised Action Plan to be developed, which was later adopted as the Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2013-2014.

The ACWG actively collaborates with the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), as well as with the Business 20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-corruption and the Civil 20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption.

The present activities of the ACWG are built around the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2013-2014. In particular, the ACWG is responsible for preparation of the agenda and analytical materials on anti-corruption for the forthcoming G20 Leaders Summit, which is to be held in St.Petersburg in September 2013. The ACWG mandate is to formulate the G20 agenda on anti-corruption that includes, but is not limited to:

  • combating foreign and domestic bribery and solicitation;
  • combating money laundering and recovery of proceeds of corruption;
  • promoting cooperation in denial of entry, extradition and mutual legal assistance;
  • engaging private sector and civil society in fighting corruption;
  • promoting whistleblowers protection and public sector integrity.