Last month, a group of around 1,200 anti-corruption fighters, policy makers and activists gathered in Putrajaya, Malaysia for the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). Their focus this year was ending impunity and the engine room was invited along to form part of their Technology Hub.
By: Blair Glencorse, Executive Director There was plenty of irony in the fact that Transparency International's (TI) flagship meeting- the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)- took place in Malaysia last week during the largest ever protests against corruption in the country's history. The Prime Minister perhaps sensibly stayed away from the meeting in the end, but...
Photo: Department for International Development : Supplying medicines (CC BY 2.0) Fighting corruption was at the center of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia that ended in September. Not surprisingly, Open Contracting, an approach to bring deals between governments and businesses into the open, was identified as a key tool in fighting corruption in the Putrajaya Declaration that emerged from the Conference.
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2-4 September - Representatives of Ukrainian government, civil society, UNDP Ukraine, Transparency International Ukraine, and Business Ombudsperson for Ukraine visited the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to get hands-on experience in tackling corruption. IACC is the world's premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption.
by Ji Won Park The Putrajaya International Convention Centre brimmed with energy earlier this month as 1,200 representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, media and others from 130 countries gathered for the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference. We shared knowledge, experiences and yes, frustrations in our fight against corruption.
Zero Tolerance for Impunity. The final declaration of the IACC reaffirmed the determination of participants to root out corruption stating that 'now more than ever we must all come together to promote integrity and take action in a concerted effort against the abuse of entrusted power.'
"We achieve real results and generate real change with the investigative journalism we practice: Our US $6 million budget has led so far to over $1.2 billion in assets seized and frozen. So one of our investigations alone could fund 100 years of operations."
By Astrid Zweynert PUTRAYAYA, Malaysia, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The most serious forms of corruption are one of the biggest threats to the new development goals due to be adopted by world leaders this month because they deprive the poor of millions of dollars, campaigners said.