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2020.04.03 12:04

Former president Grybauskaitė to chair UN commission fighting financial crimes

BNS2020.04.03 12:04

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuania's former president, will chair a United Nations commission for international financial accountability, transparency and integrity, her office said.

The High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda was launched in March by the presidents of the UN General Assembly and the UN Economic and Social Council.

Its key goal is to prevent global financial crimes such as tax evasion, money laundering and corruption.

Grybauskaitė will co-chair the FACTI panel with former Nigerian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mayaki.

The panel's members will include politicians and academics, civil society representatives and independents from various countries.

They will produce recommendation on ways to eliminate vulnerabilities in the international institutional and legal system related to financial accountability and transparency.

Grybauskaitė served as Lithuania's president for two terms in 2009–2019.