In this update:
- Transparency Into Accountability – 2013 EITI Conference Report
- Surprise move by UN
- United Nations High Level Panel report on post-2015 priorities
- TI expresses concern about Egyptian court ruling
- Coming Events
In May 2013 in Sydney, the EITI Board signed off on an enhanced EITI standard for implementing countries. The move was largely welcomed by civil society groups. Pascal Fabie from TI spoke at the conference.
Surprise move by UN
China’s work in implementing the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), to which it is a signatory, is to be reviewed for the first time. The peer reviewers are Vietnam (ranking 117th in the TI Corruption Perceptions Index with a score of 2.9 out of 10) and the Bahamas.
TI has welcomed the proposal to make transparent and accountable governance a cornerstone in the drive to end world poverty and reduce inequality, as outlined in a report published by the High Level Panel convened by the United Nations. The panel calls for a stand-alone goal to ensure good governance and effective institutions, including a target to reduce bribery and corruption.
TI has expressed concern over Egypt’s judicial crackdown on civil society because it will harm efforts to combat corruption. The ruling sentenced 43 civil society workers to prison and closed four non-government organisations. It was based on allegations about the use of foreign funds without a license, according to press reports.
TI Australia Queensland Regional Committee Launch and Seminar – 21 June 2013: 4-6pm, Norton Rose, Solicitors, Level 21, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane. Speakers at the seminar to follow: Dr David Solomon, Prof. Saleem H. Ali and Michael Roche. RSVP by Mon 17 June to Tess at UHY Haines Norton on 07 32105556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Corruption Prevention Network 2013 Annual Full Day Forum – 12 September 2013 to be held in Sydney. Download an information flyer and register online.
Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013 – 26-28 November 2013 to be held in Sydney. TI founder, scholar and lawyer, Dr Peter Eigen, is the opening speaker. Early bird registration is open.
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