The International Youth Contest of Social Anti-Corruption Advertising Against Corruption is held pursuant to the programme of the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council.

The Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council (further referred to as the Council) is a body of sectoral cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) responsible for international cooperation and effective joint measures to combat corruption.

The Agreement to establish the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council was signed on October 25, 2013 by leaders of six states -

the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Agreement came into force for the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and  the Russian Federation that had fulfilled required domestic procedures. In the Kyrgyz Republic and in the Republic of Tajikistan the agreement is currently in the process of ratification.

Activities of the Council are pursuant the Charter and other fundamental documents of the Commonwealth of Independent States, agreements concluded within the framework of CIS, decisions of the Council of Heads of States and the Council of Heads of Government, bilateral and multilateral agreements on interaction in the field of tax (financial) law, General Provision on bodies of sectoral cooperation within CIS and Provision on the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council.

The Council is accountable to the  CIS Heads of Governments Council.

The Council consists of heads (authorized representatives) of relevant and (or) specialized agencies for combating corruption of the CIS states.

All members of the Council chair the Council in rotation for a period of up to one year in Russian alphabetic order unless otherwise specified by a Council decision. Previous and subsequent chairmen of the Council act as co-chairs.

Objectives and functions of the Anti-Corruption Council

Main objectives:

  • Defining priority areas of cooperation and undertaking joint effective measures for combating corruption;
  • Assessment of implementation of anti-corruption obligations of member states;
  • Coordination of anti-corruption technical support programs.

Main areas of activity:

  • Assistance in harmonization of national legislation;
  • Development of proposals for improvement of legal framework of the interaction;
  • Coordination of cooperation of relevant agencies and concerned authorities of the CIS;
  • Ensuring implementation of the documents adopted within the CIS framework.

Main functions:

  • Participations in development of targeted programs and proposals in priority areas of cooperation;
  • Promoting information exchange;
  • Addressing issues of organization of staff training and development under anti-corruption programs;
  • Consideration of issues related to joint research works.

The Council Secretariat ensures an organizational, informational and technological assistance to activity of the Council. A relevant authorized and (or) specialized body of the member state, the leader of which chairs the Council, acts as the Secretariat of the Council along with a structural subdivision of the Executive Committee of CIS. Respectively, the representative of the specified body acts as the Head of the Secretariat and the representative of the Executive Committee of CIS acts as his deputy.

Legal framework

Agreement on Establishing the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council and the Statute of the Council (25 October, 2013, Minsk)