Lack of action on corruption threatens poverty alleviation and climate change measures, says TI

Calls on Medvedev to demonstrate, at the G8 summit, his stated commitment to fighting corruption

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat



Read the Japanese version of this press release.

A lack of follow-through on anti-corruption commitments by the Group of Eight (G8) is further undermining essential poverty goals, as well as threatening environmental measures, warned Transparency International on the eve of the 2008 Toyako Hokkaido Summit.

“Vulnerable communities across the world continue to pay the price for corruption in basic services denied, public resources depleted and institutions subverted by greed,” said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International. “The G8, as the world’s most powerful economies, have a golden opportunity to ensure that no further generation is lost to corruption and poverty, and that the world is armed to manage the human dimension of climate change, possibly the greatest governance challenge it has ever faced.”

Referring to its recently published G8 Progress Report, Transparency International noted the commitments on corruption made at the past six summits, and in particular at Glenneagles in 2005 and Heiligendamm in 2007. The anti-corruption network was looking to the Japanese G8 Presidency for the next big step forward on a defined set of issues, including clamping down on foreign bribery, strengthening the global legal framework against corruption, repatriating stolen public assets and increasing transparency in the oil and gas sector.

“We welcome the Japanese government’s commitment to have the G8 report back publicly on progress made to-date on anti-corruption commitments,” said Tatsuro Kuroda, Chair of Transparency International Japan. “And we urge them to go further and chart out a clear and decisive course for future global action on corruption. The complex problems before us, from stalled democracies, to inadequate health and education services for billions, demand nothing less.”

Noting Russian President Medvedev’s call-to-arms on corruption, delivered before the Russian Federation Council on Wednesday, 2 July, TI Chair Labelle remarked, “We welcome Medvedev’s strong words on corruption. We hope that he will use the G8 platform to push strongly for international action. Good governance begins at home, but it certainly doesn’t end there. Corruption knows no borders and demands global solutions.”

Transparency International is looking to the G8 to see further action on:

Combating foreign bribery:

Global legal framework against corruption:

Safeguarding financial markets and institutions against abuse:

Ensure transparency in oil, gas & mining:

###

Media contact:

Transparency International Spokesperson Jesse Garcia is on site at the G8 Summit International Media Centre from 6 to 9 July.

 


For any press enquiries please contact

Japan:
Jesse Garcia
T: +81 90 9967 6076
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Berlin:
Nadja Kostka
T: +49-30-34-38-20-666
Fax: +49-30-34-70-3912
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Solicitude

Support Transparency International

الأبعاد الخطيرة للتعديلات الدستورية المقترحة في مصر

يتأهب نواب البرلمان المصري للمصادقة على سلسلة من التعديلات الدستورية، التي ستؤدي في حال تمريرها إلى ترسيخ مزيد من السلطة بيد الرئيس، وتنصيب الجيش مجددا كأعلى سلطة في البلاد.

The alarming message of Egypt’s constitutional amendments

Parliamentarians in Egypt look set to approve a series of constitutional amendments this week that, if passed, would consolidate power in the office of the president, while restoring the military as the ultimate authority in the country.

Восточная Европа и Центральная Азия: слабая система сдержек и противовесов

Индекс восприятия коррупции (ИВК) за этот год представляет печальную картину касательно мер по борьбе с коррупцией в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии. За несколько лет в этом регионе был достигнут очень незначительный прогресс в борьбе с коррупцией.

الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: انتشار الفساد في ظل ضعف المؤسسات وتراجع الحقوق السياسية

كشف مؤشر مدركات الفساد 2018 عن صورة قاتمة لواقع الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا حيث أن معظم بلدان المنطقة قد أخفقت في مكافحة الفساد على الرغم من أن قلة قليلة من البلدان قد أحرزت تقدما تدريجيا.

Afrique subsaharienne:Les régimes non démocratiques sapent les efforts de lutte contre la corruption

L’Indice de perception de la corruption (IPC) présente cette année un tableau bien sombre de l’Afrique : seuls 8 pays sur 49 obtiennent un score supérieur à 43 sur les 100 points que compte l’Indice. Malgré l’engagement pris par les dirigeants africains de faire de 2018 l’Année africaine de lutte contre la corruption, les avancées concrètes se font encore attendre.

Trouble at the top: why high-scoring countries aren’t corruption-free

For the third year running, the top seven countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 consist of the four Nordic nations – Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway – plus New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland. Yet that doesn’t mean that these countries are corruption-free.

Americas: el debilitamiento de la democracia y el auge del populismo

Con una puntuación media de 44 sobre 100 durante tres años consecutivos en el Índice de Percepción de la Corrupción (IPC), las Américas continúa sin lograr avances significativos en la lucha contra la corrupción.

Why rather

Follow us on Why rather