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Slow start to preparations for UNCAC Conference of States Parties in November 2015

26 July 2015, by Gillian Dell, Transparency International Secretariat. Considering the importance of the corruption issue and the strong public demand around the world to see it addressed, it is perhaps surprising that UNCAC gathering are such low-key affairs compared…

The connection between corruption and shrinking civic space

21 July 2015, Cathal Gilbert, CIVICUS Citizens everywhere are finding it more and more difficult to have their voices heard. All over the globe, peaceful protestors are brutally attacked, investigative journalists are threatened and organisations promoting rights are raided or…

UN Member States Pledge To Address Illicit Flows

Addis Ababa, 16 July 2015, Global Financial Integrity Governments Commit to “substantially reduce illicit financial flows by 2030” Development Accord Seeks to Curb an Estimated $1 Trillion in Annual Outflows ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Global Financial Integrity (GFI), the Africa…

Message from the UNCAC Coalition Chair, July 2015

16 July 2015, by Manzoor Hasan. This is the time of year when members of the UNCAC Coalition and others prepare for the upcoming Conference of the States Parties (COSP) in St. Petersburg whilst learning from the valuable insights gained…

Interview with Angelica Maytin Justiniani, Director General of the National Authority on Transparency and Access to Information

14 July 2015 What was your role during the IRG session in June 2015? My role at the past IRG session in Vienna was to chair the meetings because of my position as President of the Conference of the States…

Malaysia: Reform Now or Lose the People

Kuala Lumpur, 7 July 2015, Transparency International Malaysia. The recent revelation by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that as much as US$700 million have been channelled directly to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts is deeply shocking and…

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