GlobE: Observer status
The IAP is delighted to announce that we have been granted observer status with GlobE – the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities. Our application for observer status with GlobE was validated during their 4th Plenary Meeting in Vienna on 12 July 2023.
The GlobE Network aims to provide a platform for facilitating transnational cooperation in combatting corruption and to strengthen communication exchange and peer learning between independent anti-corruption law enforcement authorities. Whilst the name of the network references law enforcement agencies, that is interpreted widely to include prosecutorial agencies also, and indeed a number of IAP organisational members are also members of GlobE. As their name suggests, their focus is on anti-corruption and economic crime. They are a new network – approximately three years’ old – established under the auspices of the UNODC. More information can be found at https://globenetwork.unodc.org/globenetwork/en/index.html
The other observers to GlobE are the Basel Institute on Governance, Europol, the Forum of FIUs of the GIABA Member States, the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa, the StAR Initiative, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, the Ibero-American Association of Public Ministries, the Eastern African Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies and the ARIN-EA.
The Secretariat will start to explore collaboration opportunities with GlobE and its members going forward. IAP members are also encouraged to visit the GlobE website to view their wide range on online resources which can be accessed free of charge. We are committed to building and developing constructive partnerships to improve formal and informal international cooperation and we trust that this collaboration with GlobE will be to the benefit of both of our associations.