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Argentine VP Cristina Fernandez sentenced to six years in jail for corruption

Buenos Aires/UNI: Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been sentenced to six years in jail for corruption and a lifetime ban from holding public office.

Tackling corruption, important step for ‘inclusive, sustainable development’

New York: Corruption spreads through societies and erodes people’s trust in leaders and institutions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told an anti-corruption conference on Monday, stressing that “greed over need, harms us all”.

Pakistan's anti-graft body claims to have solid evidence of money laundering by high-profile people

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan's anti-graft body, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has claimed it has concrete evidence of money laundering of billions of rupees using fake accounts by notable personalities, according to media reports.

UN hails new anti-corruption network, as ‘important step’ to build trust, promote justice

New York: With factors contributing to transnational corruption becoming increasingly complex, the UN launched an initiative on Thursday to “empower all countries” to find practical solutions and better tools to track, investigate and prosecute the scourge.

We won’t allow corruption to continue unchecked: UN Assembly president

New York: The effects of corruption are “detrimental to all of society”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Wednesday during the first day of a special session convened to galvanize political will to fight the scourge.

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.