May 2011 (#131)


In this update:

  • TI releases the 2011 Global Corruption Report: Climate Change
  • India ratifies the UN Convention
  • A Clean Start: strengthening integrity in Egypt
  • Coming Events

TI releases the 2011 Global Corruption Report: Climate Change

The recently published Global Corruption Report is the first comprehensive publication of its kind to explore the corruption risks related to tackling climate change. From international policy-making to national level mitigation and adaptation strategies, and with a special focus on the forestry sector, the GCR draws on the expertise of more than 50 experts and practitioners from the anti-corruption movement and the climate change field.

India ratifies the UN Convention

After some delay, the UN Convention Against Corruption has been ratified by India. This is significant in light of the important work underway to promote implementation of the Convention, including steps taken by the Working Group of the G20.

A Clean Start: strengthening integrity in Egypt

In April, Transparency International (TI) hosted two events in Egypt to discuss the steps required to strengthen the institutions that will deliver the demands of the people for free and fair government. In the past three months the changes in Egypt have been profound and startling. The longer-term strategy for transferring power from the military to a democratic government and eliminating corruption in the political system is still unclear.

Coming Events

8 September 2011: CPN Annual Full Day Forum, Darling Harbour, Sydney – highlights include a presentation, Corruption Resistance, by TIA Chairman, Roger Gyles AO QC, and Contract Bribes & Kickbacks, a live feed from Siemens, Germany. Click here for the Forum program.

15-17 November 2011: APSAC 2011 Conference: Fremantle, WA.