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November 2, 2015

Ending Corruption is Crucial for SDGs

“To achieve the sustainable development agenda, we must end corruption and bribery”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at one of the world’s largest anti-corruption conferences in St. Petersburg, Russia.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/ending-corruption-is-crucial-for-sdgs/
October 8, 2015

U.N. Launches Probe Amidst Charges of Bribery and Corruption

After initial hesitation, the United Nations has decided to probe allegations of bribery and corruption extending to the office of a past President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the highest policy-making body in the 70-year old Organisation.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/10/u-n-launches-probe-amidst-charges-of-bribery-and-corruption/
July 21, 2015

Young Hondurans Lead Unprecedented Anti-Corruption Movement

A Honduran spring is happening, led by young people mobilising over the social networks, who are flooding the streets with weekly torch marches against corruption and impunity.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/07/young-hondurans-head-unprecedented-anti-corruption-movement/
July 1, 2015

Poor Bear the Brunt of Corruption in India’s Food Distribution System

Chottey Lal, 43, a daily wage labourer at a construction site in NOIDA, a township in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is a beleaguered man. After a gruelling 12-hour daily shift at the dusty location, he and his wife Subha make barely enough to feed a family of seven.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/07/poor-bear-the-brunt-of-corruption-in-indias-food-distribution-system/
April 29, 2015

Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Pledge Resonates in Far-Off Zambia

Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing 20 billion dollars allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/04/nigerias-anti-corruption-pledge-resonates-in-far-off-zambia/
April 24, 2015

Corruption in Southeast Asia Said to Threaten Economic Integration

Rampant corruption across Southeast Asia threatens to derail plans for greater economic integration, according to Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/04/corruption-in-southeast-asia-said-to-threaten-economic-integration-2/
April 15, 2015

Europe’s Unregulated Lobbying Opens Door to Corruption, Says Rights Group

Lobbying is an integral part of democracy, but multiple scandals throughout Europe demonstrate that a select number of voices with more money and insider contacts can come to dominate political decision-making – usually for their own benefit.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/04/europes-unregulated-lobbying-opens-door-to-corruption-says-rights-group/
February 24, 2015

Tackling Corruption at its Root in Papua New Guinea

Corruption, the single largest obstacle to socioeconomic development worldwide, has had a grave impact on the southwest Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea. While mineral resource wealth drove high gross domestic product (GDP) growth of eight percent in 2012, the country is today ranked 157th out of 187 countries in terms of human development.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/02/tackling-corruption-at-its-root-in-papua-new-guinea/
December 22, 2014

OPINION: Reflections on Corruption and Political Regeneration in Spain

Political and institutional corruption has become the main concern of Spanish citizens after unemployment and the dramatic social consequences of the economic crisis, according to opinion polls.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/opinion-reflections-on-corruption-and-political-regeneration-in-spain/
November 21, 2014

Proposal for International Anti-Corruption Court Seeing “Significant” Momentum

The key U.S. advocate of a proposal to create a multilateral body mandated to investigate allegations of political corruption says the idea is receiving significant interest from civil society, politicians and major business leaders.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/proposal-for-international-anti-corruption-court-seeing-significant-momentum/
October 14, 2014

Corruption, Tax Evasion Fuel Inequality in Latin America

Corruption and tax evasion are flagrant violations of human rights in Latin America, where they contribute to inequality and injustice in the countries of the region, according to studies and experts consulted by IPS.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/corruption-tax-evasion-fuel-inequality-in-latin-america/
September 5, 2014

Global Summit Urged to Focus on Trillion-Dollar Corruption

New analysis suggests that developing countries are losing a trillion dollars or more each year to tax evasion and corruption facilitated by lax laws in Western countries, raising pressure on global leaders to agree to broad new reforms at an international summit later this year.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/global-summit-to-focus-on-eradication-of-trillion-dollar-corruption/
July 9, 2014

Honduran Secrecy Law Bolsters Corruption and Limits Press Freedom

The new official secrets law in Honduras clamps down on freedom of expression, strengthens corruption and enables public information on defence and security affairs to be kept secret for up to 25 years, according to a confidential report seen by IPS.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/07/honduran-secrecy-law-bolsters-corruption-and-limits-press-freedom/
February 5, 2014

The Ugandan Traffic App to Tackle Corruption

There’s the good: “A slight delay of about a minute.” The bad: “Terrible jam!!” And the unbelievable: “No jam.” But as long as Kampala motorists and pedestrians are talking traffic, the eight Ugandan creators of new app called RoadConexion, are happy. For the time being, anyway.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/02/ugandan-traffic-app-tackle-corruption/
January 22, 2014

Corruption Probes Threaten to Derail Turkish Economy

The escalating turmoil over corruption allegations against Turkey’s political elite is now threatening the ruling Justice and Development Party’s greatest achievement – Turkey’s economic growth. With national elections looming in the future, that threat could affect the party’s 11-plus-year hold on power, some local observers believe.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/corruption-probes-threaten-derail-turkish-economy/
December 19, 2013

OP-ED: Bahraini Prime Minister Dodges Corruption Bullet, for Now

The recent collapse of the British Serious Fraud Office court case against Victor Dahdaleh has left the Bahraini prime minister’s reputation for corruption intact.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/12/op-ed-bahraini-prime-minister-dodges-corruption-bullet-now/
December 10, 2013

U.N. Strives for “Zero Corruption”

With some 40 billion dollars lost every year to corruption in the developing world alone, the United Nations has repeatedly called on member states to practice transparency and good governance. 


http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/12/u-n-strives-zero-corruption/

Zero Corruption Equals 100% Development

Progress in achieving some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been hitting road blocks due to corruption and lack of good governance in many countries, according to the United Nations.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/12/zero-corruption-equals-100-development/
November 6, 2013

Corruption Smothering Pacific Students

External interference in the awarding of tertiary scholarships in Pacific Island nations such as the Solomon Islands is denying some of the highest achievers among the young an opportunity to contribute to the future of their country and the region.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/corruption-smothering-pacific-students/
September 10, 2013

Afghans Caught Between Terror and Corruption

The threat to the stability of the Hamid Karzai government in Afghanistan arises not so much from outside as from within. And the one thing that is eating into its edifice is the malaise called corruption.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/afghans-caught-between-terror-and-corruption-2/

Afghans Caught Between Terror and Corruption

The threat to the stability of the Hamid Karzai government in Afghanistan arises not so much from outside as from within. And the one thing that is eating into its edifice is the malaise called corruption.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/afghans-caught-between-terror-and-corruption/
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