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New milestone in fight against global corruption

On 25 September 2015, the world’s leaders assembled at the UN in New York and made a historic statement in approving 17 key objectives to focus actions across the globe to bring the core strengths of our civilisation to its real potential. The UN General Assembly adopted new global goals, the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” […]

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UNCAC Coalition asks UN meeting to take action for transparency and accountability

Originally published 21 May 2013 on UNCAC coalition On Thursday 30 May 2013, UNCAC Coalition civil society representatives will gather in Vienna at the United Nations to call for more government transparency and accountability and an end to impunity for corruption crimes. During the whole week of 27 May, the UN is holding a “governments […]

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UN tackles organised crime, but will the public know the results?

Transnational organised crime has a turnover estimated at US$ 870 billion annually. That doesn’t count the misery and suffering it causes. Organised crime is intertwined with corruption and like corruption has to be dealt with on a global level, through international cooperation. This week governments are meeting at a UN conference in Vienna to discuss […]

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World water day and corruption in pictures

Today is World Water Day, a day that is held annually on the 22nd of March to focus attention on critical issues linked to the water sector. Every year a different work area of the UN is put in focus and this year, the UN and the FAO are highlighting the critical link between water and […]

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COP 17: What do the failures of the UN climate regime mean for climate action?

Alice Harrison, Communications Coordinator for TI’s Climate Governance Integrity Programme, reports from South Africa as the 2011 climate conference reaches its conclusion. As the sun rose on South Africa yesterday a burst of applause sounded from Durban’s conference hall as UN negotiators commended themselves for reaching an “historic agreement” on climate change. “We have worked […]

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Live from the MDG summit, or perhaps not?

By Craig Fagan, senior policy coordinator on the streets of New York The buzz of motorcades and flashing of police lights told me that I had arrived at the UN headquarters in New York. The kick-off of the three-day high-level summit to strategise how to speed-up progress on the Millennium Development Goals was about to […]

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Countdown to the Millennium Development Goals Summit

By Craig Fagan and Jesse Garcia Five years, 127 days, eight hours and 40 minutes. That is the time left until the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved (at least as I type this – http://www.mdgmonitor.org). And in a much smaller amount of time – one month – world leaders will be gathering at […]

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Thanh Hoa, Kuzey Vietnam / North Vietnam, by gecetreni

Why the MDG action plan needs an anti-corruption agenda

The word anti-corruption appears nowhere in the draft declaration ahead of the September MDG Review Summit to kick start action on the Millennium Development Goals. Why this should change. In 2000 the United Nations set a 15-year time line – the Millennium Development Goals – to tackle some of the world’s biggest development problems from […]

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Gender, corruption and basic services – unequal impacts all around

Just as with public services or pay levels, inequality between men and women characterises corruption. Corruption in the provision of basic services such as health and education – which are key areas for achieving the Millennium Development Goals – can have disproportionate and negative consequences for women and girls. Corruption can compromise their access to […]

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