2011 NATO Building Integrity Conference
The 2011 NATO Building Integrity Conference was an invitation-only conference supported by the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and co-hosted by NATO and NPS as the USPTC. This conference brought together representatives of national delegations from NATO Headquarters as well as representatives from national capitals. Participation included senior military and civil officials from NATO members, PfP countries, Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, and other contact countries; international organizations such as the UN, World Bank, and IMF; defense industry groups and companies; academic institutions; think tanks; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Transparency International; and elected officials.
Strengthening transparency, accountability, and building integrity in the defense sector is an integral part of NATO cooperation with its Partners. The BI Initiative, launched in 2007, has been successful in developing practical tools and mechanisms to reduce the risk of corruption, and is focused on transforming ministries and building the capacity of the people who work in them. The 2011 NATO BI Conference explored the risk of corruption in the defense sector and reviewed progress of the BI Initiative. The participants shared their experiences and discussed ways to strengthen the BI Initiative as the implementation of Phase II moves forward. The syndicate discussions focused on exploring new approaches and new tools to support national efforts.
February 23–25, 2011