corruption

The costs of corruption: values, economic development under assault, trillions lost, says Guterres

Every year, trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five percent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption, the United Nations reported on the International Day which serves to highlight the pervasive crime, marked this Sunday.

Pervasive corruption costs $2.6 trillion; disproportionately affects ‘poor and vulnerable’ says UN chief

Corruption is present in all countries, “rich and poor, North and South, developed and developing,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Monday, at a session on tackling corruption for the sake of peace and international security.

Sahel countries making progress towards “credible, functioning justice systems”: UNODC

Despite the challenge of trying to decriminalize centuries-old smuggling routes and cross-border terrorism, the countries of the Sahel are showing progress in building “credible, functioning justice systems.”

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Corruption hits most vulnerable; obliterates faith in good governance, UN chief tells forum in Vienna

Corruption can strike anywhere and deny people’s hope of a better future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the world’s largest anti-corruption forum which opened Monday in Vienna, while urging global leaders to set positive examples and restore faith in good governance.

Methods used to measure corruption in Africa “unreliable”

The way in which corruption is measured in Africa is unreliable and it doesn’t give the whole picture, a new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (

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Sport corruption “not something new” but more visible

The issue of corruption in sport is “not something new” but it has become more visible over the past years because of the increasingly large amounts of money which are often involved.

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UN mourns death of former General Assembly President John Ashe

United Nations General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft expressed sincere condolences today to the widow, friends and colleagues of former Assembly President John Ashe, who died on Wednesday.

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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Corruption feeds and sustains ‘spiralling’ wildlife and forest crime – UN anti-crime chief

Expressing concern that spiralling wildlife and forest crime – fuelled by corrosive corruption – can impede vital progress of the new global sustainable development agenda, the top United Nations anti-crime official and the head of the global UN–backed treaty on protecting endangered species today urged nations to step up the fight to disrupt criminal networks that supply the disastrous illegal trade.