THE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS PARTICIPATED IN THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION AND OECD
Artak Sargsyan, the member of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia participated in “Prevention of corruption; trends and best practices in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” regional seminar from June 26-27, 2014, in Tirana, Albania. The event was organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UNDP...
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS ADOPTED A CONCLUSION ON APRIL 25, 2014
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, by its decision N12-A dated on April 25, 2014, instituted a proceeding to discuss the alleged violations of ethics rules by Aram Harutyunyan, the Minister of Nature Protection. As a result of the instituted proceeding, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Official has adopted the following conclusion. (The decision text is available in Armenian)
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS INSTITUTED A PROCEEDING ON APRIL 25, 2014
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials discussed the application of Sona Ayvazyan, deputy director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center of Armenia, on the alleged violations of the ethics rules by Aram Harutyunyan, the Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia. By its decision N12 dated on April 25, 2014, The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials instituted a proceeding on its own initiative. (The decision text is available in Armenian)
THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS OF ARMENIA PARTICIPATED IN THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY EASTERN PARTNERSHIP AND COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Within the framework of “Good Governance and Fight against Corruption” project of Eastern Partnership and Council of Europe, a regional seminar on asset declaration analysis was organized from May 28-29, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey, that aimed at exchanging the current methods, information and experience on declaration analysis and declaration data verification between 27 participants from 6 Eastern Partnership countries. (see the seminar report)
“THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF MANAGING THE CONFLICT OF INTERESTS IN PUBLIC SECTOR AND NATIONAL CHALLENGES” CONFERENCE
Together with the EU Delegation in Armenia, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials organized “International Experience of Managing Conflict of Interests and National Challenges” conference on April 30, 2013. The possibilities of involving international consultancy on conflict of interests were raised and discussed with the EU Delegation representatives. Emil Babayan, the chairman of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia, opened the conference...
“PUBLIC SECTOR ETHICS IN ARMENIA AND EUROPEAN UNION” CONFERENCE
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia has been actively cooperating with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) within the scope of SIGMA program since 2012 and organized “Public Sector Ethics in Armenia and in EU” conference on April 19, 2013 where European ethics systems of public sector and their development experience as well as possibilities of implementing those in Armenia were presented. Traian Hristea, the head of EU...
SIRANUSH SAHAKYAN PARTICIPATED IN “PROMOTING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT” PROJECT OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT
Siranush Sahakyan, the chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia participated in “Promoting Ethics in Government” International Visitor Program of the US State Department from April 19 to May 10, 2014. The goal of the program was providing a platform for discussions on developments, achievements and problems of ethics area and experience exchange among the experts of that field. Within the scope of the visit, meetings were held with US ethics...
“RISK ASSESSMENT; TYPOLOGY OF CORRUPTION ROOT CAUSES” SEMINAR IN CHISINAU
Within the framework of “Democracy, Good Governance and Sustainability” project of Eastern Partnership and Council of Europe, the National Institute of Justice of Moldova and National Anti-Corruption Center of Moldova “Risk Assessment and Typology of Corruption Root Causes” regional conference was organized from April 11-12, 2013. The Commissioner of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Armen Khudaverdyan participated in the event with a report on income...
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS OF ARMENIA PARTICIPATED IN THE SEMINAR BY GERMAN FEDERAL ENTERPRISE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (GIZ)
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia participated in the seminar on ethics education of public sector within the GIZ project, which was conducted from April 2-4, 2014 by German DBB Academy representatives Hans Rieger and Paula Borovska. During the seminar the structure, methodology and teaching instruments of ethics education programs were discussed. A teaching manual and case studies are elaborated and analysed for ethics trainings that would serve as a basis for...
THE STUDY VISIT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS OF ARMENIA TO THE COMMISSION FOR THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION OF SLOVENIA”
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia continues developing active cooperation with ethics institutions of different countries in order to implement international best practice of ethics systems in Armenia. Within the scope of TAIEX project of European Union, the members of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Armenia visited the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of Slovenia from March 24 to 28, 2014 to study the Slovenian system of declaration...
MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION OF ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OCED)
The delegation of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) lead by OECD expert Xavier Sisternas vistited Yerevan from January 12 to 18, 2013. The mission of this visit was to study the Ethics system of Armenia and to discuss the development vision of ethics system with main stakeholders in our country. During the visit, the delegation members had meetings with the chief of the Office of the President of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan, assistant to the President of...
“ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGY FRAMEWORK” ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
“Anti-Corruption Strategy Framework” round table discussion that aimed to discuss the anti-corruption issues in Armenia was organized by EU Advisory Group on the 7th of December, 2012.The chairman of the Ethics Commission Emil Babayan and commissioners Armen Khudaverdyan and Lilit Petrosyan were among the participants of the event. The head of EU Delegation to Armenia Traian Hristea, assistant to the President of Armenia Georgi Kutoyan, acting UNDP Resident Representative Patrice...