The United Nations and Curbing Corruption Today

At the core of the global anti-corruption movement is the goal to secure the basic rights of all of all people and ensure a world where everyone can live in dignity. This is also a core driver of the United Nations. But, for 50 years the U.N. was silent on corruption. Today, the U.N. is an increasingly active advocate for anti-corruption. 

Presentation by Frank Vogl, April 26, 2016.

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Is The Anti-Corruption Movement Making Progress?

The anti-corruption movement has made progress on many fronts in many countries over the last quarter century. The journey toward substantial elimination of corruption is long, the obstacles formidable and the skepticism ever- present.

This detailed paper traces the progress that the anticorruption movement has made on many issues in many countries. The paper highlight today’s key challenges. The paper was prepared for a conference at York University, Canada, November 5-7, 2015 titled “Educating for Integrity.”

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Constructive Citizenship Integrity, Security and Anti-Corruption

President John F. Kennedy declared to Americans, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” In too many countries we see politicians, officials and business people asking, “What can my country do for me?”… the combination of a rising educated middle-class in much of Latin America, the globalization of business, the scale and speed of today’s capital markets, the revolution in information technologies and the dynamic growth of civil society – all these trends are combining to promote transparency and accountability. 

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