In 2003, UN member countries leaders joined United Nations Convention Against Corruption /UNCAC/ and the signing conference is held in Merida, Mexico. This day, which was signed by high-ranking officials of the member countries was officially declared by the UN as the International Anti-Corruption Day.
Mongolia joined the Convention in 2005. The anticipation of the International Anti-Corruption Day, fostering the idea of justice in children and students, preparing and distributing contents, introduce and encourage the harmful effects of corruption, promote anti-corruption laws and the activities of the IAAC, various events such as anti-corruption meetings, discussions, and events have been organized and celebrated on a wide scale based on the participation of media organizations, private sector organizations, citizens, and the public.
In this year, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UNCAC, we are celebrating under the slogan "Uniting the world against corruption". In anticipation of this International Anti-Corruption Day, a series of events involving representatives of each sector and civil society organizations in 8 sectors such as education, construction and urban development, road transport, agriculture, labour and social protection, environment, mining and health holding a discussion, submitting the suggestions and recommendations from the discussion to the relevant organizations, and working to achieve practical results.
In 2021 the IAAC received the 1596 complaints, compensated the 96.2 billion MNT during the investigation and confiscated assets. In November, 2022 the IAAC received 1304 complaints, compensated 2.4 trillion MNT and 406 billion MNT confiscated assets. Which is an increase of 2.3 trillion MNT compared previous year.
Furthermore, the IAAC has paid special attention to the return of assets in order to bring corruption detection activities to an international level. Specifically, a senior official of a state-owned enterprise received a large amount of bribes from others while holding a public position through an offshore area. After that, valued at 1,172,372 pounds sterling or 4,374,312,050 MNT the 4-room, 110m2 real estate located in the center of London, UK, was obtained through the bank account of its affiliate in the Republic of Latvia. Entitled "Mutual legal assistance" sent a legal request, collected information relevant to the case, conducted a financial investigation, and collected a total of 12.2 million USD funds were successfully returned.
Mongolia signed a memorandum of understanding with 8 foreign professional organizations to expand cooperation in foreign relations. In 2022, it signed a memorandum with the National Anti-Corruption Agency of Romania and the International Development Legal Organization.
The Government of Mongolia pays particular attention to the effective implementation of the UNCAC, and in order to emphasize the importance of international cooperation and the support of professional organizations in this fight against corruption, we call on the countries of the world to work closely with each other.
Happy 20th years Anniversary of United Nations Convention Against Corruption /UNCAC/.
UNDER THE ONE PURPOSE,
UNITING THE WORLD AGAINST CORRUPTION
INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY AGAINST CORRUPTION OF MONGOLIA
For Justice and Development