Category: IACC News

“Busting the Silos” #18IACC High-Level Session

“Busting the Silos” 18IACC High-Level Session from IACC Young Journalists on Vimeo. ”Busting the Silos: Combating Corruption with an Effective Alliance” The session discussed the effectiveness of the Union and the alliance of all the countries of the world to fight against corruption, and the measures that must be followed to achieve this, the High… Read more »

5 Takeaways: Fighting Corruption in Post-Truth America

Ever since the word post-truth was chosen as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2016, it has gained currency in the context of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the United States presidential elections, and the current political atmosphere in America. A panel of experts familiar with the political climate in America sat down… Read more »

Corruption Detrimental to Development

Businesses and individuals pay around US$1.5 trillion (around €1.3 trillion) worth of bribes each year, and the developing world loses huge sums of illicit financial flows that totaled more than $1 trillion (around €800 billion) in 2013. These are some of the figures highlighted during the “Anti-Corruption Contribution to Accelerate Progress on the 2030 Agenda… Read more »

Why Many People Don’t Trust Their Government?

In January 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and displacing another 1.5 million. When Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank, visited the island nation and asked how to efficiently bring aid, she was told: “Whatever you do, do not give money to the government.” Georgieva was shocked… Read more »

Digital Tools Help Fight Corruption

“Technology is neither good nor bad. It’s just a tool – a very powerful tool,” said Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, while speaking on the “Code to Integrity: Digital Avenues to Anti-Corruption” panel during the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Digital tools are currently being used across the world to help… Read more »

“We Need Action Now!”

More needs to be done across the globe to fight the scourge of corruption. This was the message reiterated during the opening ceremony of the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers also highlighted the urgent need to move from promises to action in the fight against corruption. Welcoming participants at the biennial… Read more »

The Obstacles Young People Face in Fight Against Corruption — and How to Beat Them

“Corruption is an educationally transmitted disease.” Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, leader of the Nigerian NGO the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, made the statement as he illustrated why young people need education to use their skills and knowledge to fight corruption. His comment was made during a workshop on youth’s role in the fight… Read more »

#18IACC Day 1 Highlights – Tweets and Pics

A warm welcome to the 1200 participants from over 100 countries to the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference #IACC18 Zero tolerance to corruption is vital to ensure #sustainabledevelopment & to reach the #SDGs We need global commitments & lasting solutions #dkaid #DKpol pic.twitter.com/SX8apwtp1F — Ulla Tørnæs (@Ulla_Tornaes) October 22, 2018 — Andrea Arzaba (@andrea_arzaba) October 22,… Read more »

The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is announced

Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act In December 2016 at the 17th IACC in Panama City, Panama, more than 1,600 people from over 130 countries had one common call: The time for Justice, Equity, Security, and Trust is now. Today’s polarized politics fuels many evils:  Populism and extremism, violence, human rights violations, trafficking and… Read more »

18th International Anti-Corruption Conference to take place 22-24 October 2018 in Copenhagen

  The International Anti-Corruption Conference Council and Transparency International announced today that the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 22-24 October 2018. “We are delighted that the 18th IACC will take place in Denmark and are looking forward to stimulating debates and discussing innovative strategies to fight… Read more »

Anger and inequality: On the ground in Panama after the Mossack Fonseca leak

Visit the Panama Canal and you’ll witness exuberant nationalism. Every new arrival watches a short video showing the long struggle by the Panamanian people to gain control of their waterway: first from the French, and then the Americans – with much flag-waving and jubilance when they finally did. Not referenced is the drama lurking in… Read more »

The Panama Declaration: Time for Justice, Equity, Security, Trust

More than 1,600 people from around 130 countries gathered in Panama City, Panama, with one common call: the time for Justice, Equity, Security, and Trust is now. When the International Anti-Corruption Conference closed in Malaysia in 2015, the rallying cry was “Zero Tolerance for Impunity”, for corruption at all levels: from petty corruption to grand… Read more »

#17IACC day 4 highlights – tweets and pics

Getting ready for closing ceremony of world’s biggest anti-corruption conference in #Panama. Joined by VP @IsabelStMalo! #17IACC pic.twitter.com/RWGb5AJC67 — Transparency Int’l (@anticorruption) December 4, 2016 Manfredo Marroquin nos deja este mensaje El cine puede jugar un rol muy influyente sobre todo a nivel de conciencia ciudadana pic.twitter.com/sg4YKVvmkc — ECOCINEMA (@ecocinemasolar) December 4, 2016 Laura Castellanos… Read more »

Corruption in the North and South: twins or strangers?

Corruption in the developed and the developing world may seem different but the impact is similar. Speaking during the “Corruption in the North and the South; Twins or Strangers” session, Frank Vogl, author of the book Waging War on Corruption, said that both the North and South face massive corruption problems and they both have… Read more »

KLM called to account for restricting travel of human rights defender

  PANAMA CITY – Joe Moses, a Papua New Guinean, and the producers of a film “The Opposition” have released a letter calling Air France-KLM S.A. to account for their unexplained detention of Moses in Singapore’s Changi airport. He was en route to Panama to present the film, which depicts his Paga Hill community’s struggle against… Read more »

Congressional corruption: An equity challenge for the United States?

The “Time for Equity” session at the 17th International Anticorruption Conference in Panama started, somewhat surprisingly, with the spotlight fixed firmly on the United States. Session moderator Sarah Chayes stated that the U.S. has battled systematized corruption for years. Chayes, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that especially after the… Read more »

Interview with former Brazilian Head of Anti-corruption Jorge Hage: What the world can learn from the Car Wash Operation

Jorge Hage by Piero from IACC Young Journalists on Vimeo. Since 2014, Brazil’s Operation Car Wash has resulted in more than 240 criminal charges and 118 convictions in the country’s biggest corruption scandal to date. The operation is not a miracle, but is rather the result of a long effort in Brazil to fight corruption,… Read more »

The Gender Factor: what women’s rights and anti-corruption have in common

The feminist movement and the fight against corruption are not so far apart. Both require a general consensus on its significance, and both have a positive and progressive impact to society. Speaking at a panel session at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference titled, “People power and gender rights: Amplifying the voices, mobilizing, empowering, enabling change,”… Read more »