Advisor to the President: the United Nations conference in St. Petersburg showed the failure of the isolation of the Russian Federation


ST. PETERSBURG, November 5. /Corr. Roman Podervyansky/. The UN conference in St. Petersburg showed the failure of attempts to isolate Russia. About it to journalists was declared by the adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov, who is the Deputy head of the organizing Committee of the sixth session of the Conference of the States parties to the UN Convention against corruption.

“Carrying out in Russia such a large-scale international events clearly indicates that the isolation of Russia, which is trying to implement some Western policies have failed, he said. – We continue to strengthen and develop our multilateral international cooperation, including on the track anti-corruption cooperation”.

According to him, the decision of the UN to hold a conference in Russia reflects “the confidence of the world community” and that corruption “affects all countries, regardless of their positions in the rankings,” many of which “do not reflect the real state of Affairs”.

The hostess session of Russia has determined the theme of the conference “Partnership of government and business in prevention of corruption and combating it”. “Currently there is an active discussion of the Russian project a good outcome on this issue, reflecting key aspects of international cooperation and public-private partnership (PPP) anti-corruption track,” said Kobyakov.

As noted at the conference, the role of PPPs in the fight against corruption in Russia “steadily strengthening”. Important steps called the adoption in 2013 of the Federal law on commissioners for entrepreneurs ‘ rights in Russia, and in 2014 – on the fundamentals of public control. “These documents reinforce the important legislative framework in the fight against corruption,” says Kobyakov.

Anti-corruption conference held in St. Petersburg from 2 to 6 November. Following the session it is planned to adopt the St. Petersburg Declaration, and also about 10 resolutions. It is also planned to launch the second cycle review of the implementation of the Convention (on the prevention of corruption and asset recovery). The conference was attended by more than 1,5 thousand delegates of the participating countries of the Convention of the 162 States, as well as representatives of NGOs 88.