corruption Archive

UNODC Chief tells G20 event corruption hampers sports’ ability to be force for positive change

Keynote speech at G20 working group meeting by head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) offers wholehearted support to countries, salutes initiatives in sports to stamp out corruption VIENNA, 13 September (UN Information Service) – The Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, welcomed today the growing commitment of governments and sports organizations

Statement on the pernicious impact of corruption on trade and development at event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

4 July 2017 VIENNA, 4 July (UN Information Service) – On behalf of the UN Office at Vienna, I wish the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) a happy 50th birthday. UNCITRAL’s contribution to international trade during that half century has been immense. Through your collective efforts you have helped unify international trade laws,

Forum Report: Build Trust and Integrity, Enforce Rule of Law to Address Corruption

Building Foundations for Trust and Integrity is a new World Economic Forum report on the levels of trust in the Infrastructure and Urban Development industries Developing trust in public-private cooperation can help address corruption in Latin America The report, part of the Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), features Mexico as a case study, as

Many governments in Asia Pacific fail to stop corruption; 900 million people are paying bribes – Transparency International 

Approximately 900 million – or just over one in four – people living in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, including some of its biggest economies are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services, according to a new public opinion poll from the anti-corruption movement Transparency International. Transparency International spoke to nearly 22,000

G20 countries are breaking commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption – Transparency International 

Research published today by Transparency International and the Web Foundation finds that five key G20 countries are failing to meet commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption. If the data was publicly available it could be used to curb criminal activities, including money laundering and tax evasion. In 2015 the G20 agreed that in


Rise of populist politicians in many countries is a warning signal 2016 showed that around the world systemic corruption and social inequality reinforce each other, leading to popular disenchantment with political establishments and providing a fertile ground for the rise of populist politicians. 69 per cent of the 176 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index

50 shades of growing old – Chawm Ganguly

Happy New Year, all ye pilgrims. As we settle back in our desks, let us for once forget about demonetisation and all that hogging our attention and haggling us as conversation magnets – that’s so last year . Dump them as the broken promises (or unhonoured promissory notes) that they were – let us instead focus

Millennials Uphold Ideals of Global Citizenship amid Concern for Corruption, Climate Change and Lack of Opportunity

Young people between 18 and 35 view the world with cautious optimism and, overall, display progressive values, with regionally diverse views on gender equality and same-sex marriage. Millennials embrace new technologies, with a wary eye on their privacy and personal data, and see access to internet as a key requirement for empowerment The majority are

Corruption Perceptions Index 2015: Corruption still rife but 2015 saw pockets of hope

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CALLS ON PEOPLE EVERYWHERE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION 2015 showed that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. Although corruption is still rife globally, more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index than declined. Overall, two-thirds of the 168 countries on the

Corruption on the rise in Africa poll as governments seen failing to stop it

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ESTIMATES 75 MILLION AFRICANS PAID A BRIBE IN THE PAST YEAR A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as failing in their duty to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals, according to a new opinion poll from Transparency International.