At the Global Forum for Asset Recovery, GFAR, event in Washington, DC, December 2-4 2017, there were strong suggestions that for the asset recovery campaign to garner interest and momentum, creating a global platform for CSO work on asset recovery and kleptocracy would be useful, and that holding some form of event for CSOs on Asset Recovery during 2018 would also be something to aim for.
Therefore at the Vienna side-event, 7th June, 2018 the UK government would hold a 1.5 hour event on the GFAR principles . CSO representatives, including ANEEJ, would be included. The UK’s draft concept note is attached here: 0502 – ARWG Side Event Concept – FINAL
A handful of members of constituted Working Group on Accountable Asset Return will be attending the meeting and could bring with them a CSO statement. Organizers believe that the June 7 meeting would offer an opportunity to distribute printed copies of this document to asset recovery experts and discuss it with them.
UPDATE: 7th June, 2018