At the Fifth Forum of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, under the theme National Legislators and International Law in the Struggle for Accountability, GOPAC brought together 81
parliamentarians and observers from 33 countries to engage in discussions on the role of legislators and their challenges with accountability. Twenty-three of GOPAC’s national chapters
were represented. This was the largest attendance at a Forum of Parliamentarians to date and largest delegation at the Fifth CoSP to the UNCAC.
The Fifth Forum of Parliamentarians included two panel sessions. The objective of the Forum was to expand parliamentary representation at the CoSP to the UNCAC, to advance popular
understanding and support of the Convention, and to emphasize the Convention’s ability to advance public accountability through public representatives.
This report provides an overview of the issues discussed and the statements made.