anti-corruption

Friday’s Daily Brief: Pope Francis, Lesotho, Iran, world corruption

Our top stories for Friday include: Pope Francis receives the UN chief in Rome, Lesotho famine threat, concern for jailed Iranian protestors, and strengthened global action to prevent corruption. 

Monday’s Daily Brief: anti-corruption conference, refugees’ summit, food extremes, Yemen aid

Our top stories for Monday include: major international conference on anti-corruption underway; first ever Global Refugee Forum kicks off; global undernutrition and obesity crisis laid bare; food aid in Yemen; the power of youth to end hunger. 

Corruption thwarts attempts to build a better world and ‘must be fought by all, for all’

As we enter a decade of ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption and promote good governance is “essential…to deliver on our global pledge to leave no one behind”, the UN anti-crime chief has said.

Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist

Two years since the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the Mediterranean island of Malta, justice has yet to be served for the shocking crime, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.

Tackling corruption ‘from the top down’ essential, declares UN chief, marking key global treaty

Corruption and complicity know no geographical boundaries, and it is society’s most vulnerable who get hurt the most, senior United Nations officials said on Wednesday, calling on Government leaders to fight the scourge, “from the top down”.

'We need to go the comprehensive way': anti-corruption executive

Most major corruption cases that occur around the world, cut across national borders.

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Women and children most affected by global corruption

Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.

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Combating corruption essential to implement SDGs

Corruption is an obstacle to progress and prosperity and holds back development, according to the UN.

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“Surge” in wildlife crime reported

A surge in wildlife crime, especially affecting elephants and rhinos, is being fueled by corruption according to the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, also known as CITES.

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