Weekly news – 29 June 2018

Publikováno: 29. června 2018

This week, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group met in Paris to follow-up on a series of commitments in the fight against corruption and create a new action plan.

As an advisor to the G20 through two of its engagement groups, Civil 20 and Business 20, we help shape these proposals.

However, this week, when asked what new issues should be included in the next three-year plan, we said, “none”.

That’s because the G20 already made several high-level commitments, yet there is little evidence of real change.

In our recent analysis of how G20 handles issues of beneficial ownership, we found severe weaknesses across most G20 countries, suggesting little progress to date.

The B20 and the C20 agree. This week, the two groups joined in a rare show of solidarity to release a statement on the need to implement anti-corruption principles. This is an exceptional example of the business community and civil society speaking with one voice, united against corruption.

It’s time for the G20 to re-emerge as a leader and honour existing commitments in order to meet its ambitious, but achievable targets.

Opportunities

Anti-Corruption Award 2018 

Nominations for the Anti-Corruption Award 2018 are OPEN until 15 July 2018! Our Anti-Corruption Award recognises the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world.

Winners will be announced at the #18IACC this October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominate someone today!

The Fair Play competition is open!

Fair Play is a global competition for original songs by young bands (ages between 18 to 35). Bands are invited to submit their anti-corruption music videos online until 1 August 2018. It must be related to the theme of corruption.

Two bands will be selected to perform in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Fair Play live concert that will take place on 23 October 2018 at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)!

 

Source: Transparency International

It’s time for the G20 to re-emerge as a leader and honour existing commitments in order to meet its ambitious, but achievable targets.