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This week the most powerful aid decision-makers from across the world meet at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, to discuss the future of how money will be given. What they decide affects the destinies of the millions of people that rely on this help to survive, which is why it is important that the issue of corruption in aid is addressed head on.
Esta semana gente de todas partes de América Central y República Dominicana estarán observando a Costa Rica, representantes de gobiernos, empresas, medios de comunicación y la sociedad civil se reúnen para El Segundo Foro de América Central y República Dominicana por la Transparencia en San José. El Foro es una oportunidad única para que los principales actores involucrados en la lucha contra la corrupción puedan coordinar medidas para erradicar la corrupción, intercambiar experiencias y discutir temas relevantes para la región.
People from all over Central America and the Dominican Republic will be watching Costa Rica closely this week as representatives from government, business, media and civil society come together for the Second Central America and Dominican Republic Transparency Forum in San José. The Forum provides a unique opportunity for the main actors involved in the fight against corruption to coordinate measures to eradicate corruption, exchange experiences and discuss issues relevant for the region.
Contraband networks dealing in drugs, guns and other illicit goods have begun trading a new ‘commodity’: people. This modern day form of slavery, known as human trafficking, is estimated to affect between 2.4 to 12 million victims around the world. Corruption is the grease that illicitly enables their movement within and across countries. Corruption is a constant companion to human trafficking and the suffering that it brings.
When institutions tasked with protecting our rights and preventing corruption do not act with integrity, it is citizens that ultimately suffer. Allegations of police corruption are central to the recent, high-profile UK phone-hacking scandal, which saw the privacy of thousands of people violated by unscrupulous journalists. Elsewhere in the world, the failure of the police to act in the public interest facilitates human rights abuses, opens the door to political repression and provides an environment in which organised crime can flourish.
En vísperas de la Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos que tendrá lugar en El Salvador (5 a 7 de Junio de 2011), Transparency International ha presentado una serie de recomendaciones para luchar contra la corrupción y fortalecer la seguridad ciudadana en las Américas.
On the eve of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in El Salvador (5-7 June 2011), Transparency International submitted a series of recommendations to fight corruption and strengthen citizen security in the Americas.
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