Secretary-General's message / Recognising excellence / Environmental crime

UN urges world to stand united against corruption.  No country is immune, and every country bears a responsibility to end corruption, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [on International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December] warning that corruption is a “broad barrier” in the path to world's achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN News Centre: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55761#.WFCn3PPgUUI



Recognising excellence in combatting corruption. Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award was presented 9 December 2016 in Vienna to recognize significant global efforts to combat corruption.

UNODC: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2016/December/international-anti-corruption-day-recognizing-excellence-in-combatting-corruption.html


UN report reveals convergence of environmental crime with corruption, raft of other illegal activities
.  A new report by INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) links environmental crimes with other serious illegal activity, including corruption, counterfeiting, drug trafficking, cybercrime, and financial crimes as well as with terrorist organizations and non-State armed groups.

UN News Centre: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55763#.WE9sQPPgUUI

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