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Corruption represents ‘ultimate betrayal’ of public trust: Guterres

New York: Corruption is not only a crime but immoral and the “ultimate betrayal” of public trust, the UN Secretary-General has said, calling on everyone to work together and stamp out the global scourge, in all its forms.

Corruption and tax-dodging ‘rampant’, urgent reforms needed: UN panel

New York: Tax abuse, money laundering and corruption, plague the global financial system, a high-level UN panel reported on Thursday, launching an interim report that underscores the need for urgent reforms to achieve the 2030 Global Goals (SDGs).

Anti-corruption efforts stagnating in G7 countries: 2019 CPI

New York/IBNS: More than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International.

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

New York/IBNS: 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.

Israel’s Netanyahu charged with bribery, fraud, breach of trust - Reports

Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israeli chief prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, media reported.

Corruption won't be tolerated in Bangladesh, says PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, Jul 13 (UNI) Reaffirming that corruption in Bangladesh will not be tolerated, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the top government officials to keep more vigil against corruption so that this menace does not affect the country’s development in any way.

Weeding corruption out of sport an investment in development: UN crime-fighting agency

New York, June 6 (IBNS): Sports scandals, including allegations of endemic corruption and the involvement of organized crime, threaten to undermine the sector’s potential to contribute to peace and global development, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday

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

New York, May 24 (IBNS): 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”.

UN welcomes 'reinvigorated efforts' in Afghanistan's corruption reform agenda

Kabul, May 15 (IBNS): Adopting a new anti-corruption strategy and implementing several initiatives in a broad anti-corruption agenda demonstrate Afghanistan’s commitment to countering corruption, finds a new United Nations report released on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia freezes accounts of detained corruption suspects

Riyadh, Nov 6 (IBNS) : Saudi authorities have announced that they will be freezing the bank accounts of suspects detained in the kingdom on corruption charges.

Romanians continue to protest against corruption decree, government refuses to budge

Bucharest, Feb 3 (IBNS): Thousands of people in Romania's capital, Bucharest, continue with their protest against the government decree that will free dozens of officials jailed for corruption, according to media reports on Friday.

Corruption feeds and sustains wildlife and forest crime: UN anti-crime chief

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): 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.

Fight against corruption crucial to achieving sustainable development: UN forum

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): Ending corruption is vital to efforts to achieve sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world’s largest anti-corruption forum, which began on Monday in St. Petersburg, Russia.