Business's biggest challenge is restoring public trust - "legalized corruption" and rising income inequality are combining to undermine trust in business and political leadership - many citizens equate such lack of trust with corruption.Read More
Presentation to the Transparency School.
Vilnius, July 4 2016.
Organized and hosted by Transparency International Lithuania
“10 Key Corruption Issues”
Frank Vogl, Co-founder, Transparency International
Corruption will not be reduced without a consistent and forceful attack on impunity. The target in the first instance must be grand corruption – the gross abuse of high-level power for private gain that inflicts serious and widespread harm on individuals or society. We need to recognize “Grand corruption goes hand-in-had with human rights abuse,” as José Ugaz, chairman of Transparency International, has noted. Adds, Kumi Naidoo, the head of Greenpeace declared: “Impunity is the absolute abuse of power.”Read More
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption is the formal acceptance by the governments of the world, via the UN General Assembly, that not only is corruption wrong, but that it should be actively confronted. This is a milestone in the long fight to build a more honest system of governance across much of the world.Read More