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GOPAC is thrilled to announce the recent formation of National Chapters in: Timor Leste, Mexico, Iraq and Australia. GOPAC is also working towards establishing chapters in: Armenia, El Salvador, Honduras and Paraguay.
Armenian Parliamentarians Participate in GOPAC Training

This past May GOPAC was invited by Casals & Associates as part of the Mobilizing Action against Corruption (MAAC) project funded by USAID to present a workshop to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff in the Parliament of Armenia. The workshop focused on democratic governance, the UN Convention Against Corruption, parliamentary ethics and conduct, and chapter development in Armenian. The workshop was a great success and GOPAC hopes to be welcoming Armenia as a National Chapter shortly.

Australia Holds Inaugural GOPAC National Chapter Meeting

Ten Australian parliamentarians met in Perth this September to establish a GOPAC National Chapter. The meeting included addresses by John Williams, Chief Executive Officer, GOPAC Global Secretariat and Kuban Omuraliev, Executive Director, Public Association Kyrgyz Parliamentary against Corruption (KPAC) National Chapter of GOPAC. Members adopted a constitution and elected a Board.

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ARPAC Announces New Iraqi Chapter

Thirteen members from different political movements and parties of the Iraqi Parliament signed on to form an Iraq National Chapter in June. The new chapter was created on the sidelines of a workshop on the oversight role of Iraqi MPs on extractive industries hosted by the Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption (ARPAC) in Beirut, Lebanon.

GOPAC Timor-Leste Spearheading Major Actions in the Fight Against Corruption

The National Parliament in Timor-Leste has put its commitment to fight corruption in the hands of a critical Committee.  Committee C is focused on the Economy, Finance and Anti-corruption.  Its membership includes some of the best and brightest new thinkers in Timor-Leste.  These parliamentarians take on some of the most complex and sensitive issues in the country.  Facilitating the fight against corruption is at the top of their priority list.

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Upcoming events

October 26, 2011
Fourth Global Forum of Parliamentarians, hosted by GOPAC, at the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Marrakech, Morocco

What is your Story?

Sharing information about the trials and triumphs in chapter formation is a great resource to other countries and parliamentarians looking to develop a new National Chapter as well as those in existing chapters. Complete our National Chapter Experience Questionnaire and help shape GOPAC around the world.

What are GOPAC National Chapters?

A National Chapter is a non-profit organisation with the main objective of bringing together parliamentarians and others within the country to combat corruption and promote transparency and accountability to ensure high standards of integrity in public transactions. A National Chapter collaborates with others within a Regional Chapter.

GOPAC's National Chapters hold a special position in helping individual members within their own countries to combat corruption.  National Chapters are particularly effective in implementing change and producing results due to their ability to focus on specific areas of concern. Activities within GOPAC's National Chapters have included: introducing a number of bills related to fighting corruption and money laundering in the legislature and ensuring that said bills are passed and implemented by the government of the day; obtaining significant public visibility and political significance; and serving as a professional development support for its members and engaging civil society in anti-corruption efforts.

National Chapter Development Package

A National Chapter Development Package will be available shortly to help parliamentarians develop new National Chapters in their countries. For more information or assistance on how to develop a GOPAC National Chapter, please contact GOPAC’s Global Secretariat at:

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