Corruption as a security threat focus of specialized OSCE course in Sarajevo
A two-day specialized security policy course focused on corruption and its implications for security, hosted by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Inter-Ministerial Working Group for Monitoring the Implementation of the Security Policy of BiH, concluded on 21 April 2017 in Sarajevo.
Some 30 participants from the security and law enforcement sectors discussed internal and external challenges to combatting corruption, building integrity and strengthening anti-corruption practices, money laundering and terrorism financing as well as a strategic framework for combating corruption.
The Head of the Security Co-operation Unit at the OSCE Mission to BiH, William Langan, highlighted the importance of building institutional capacities that will help establish a systematic approach to combating corruption at all levels of government. “Corruption is a major impediment to prosperity and sustainable development in BiH,” he said.
The event was also opened by the Deputy Chair of Inter-Ministerial Working Group for Monitoring the Implementation of the Security Policy of BiH and Head of NATO Department at the Foreign Affairs Ministry Momir Brajic and Deputy Director of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of Fight against Corruption Dragan Andjelic.
The course is recognized by the Agency for Civil Service of BiH and all the participants will be awarded four credits upon completion as part of their professional advancement.