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Anti-Corruption Working Group Identifies Next Steps

( New York, 5 March 2009 ) – The UN Global Compact Office has released the report of the fourth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle, held  on 26-27 February 2009 at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting brought together business participants of the UN Global Compact with representatives of civil society, labour, business associations, Local Networks and international organizations.

Participants addressed a wide range of issues, such as anti-corruption reporting, the challenge of corruption in the supply chain, media coverage on governance and ethics issues, the link between corruption and responsible investment, and the integration of anti-corruption issues into the curriculum of business schools.

Main outcomes of the meeting included an agreement on a preliminary framework for reporting on anti-corruption and the endorsement of a new tool developed jointly by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Transparency International (TI), the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (WEF-PACI), and the UN Global Compact. Based on real-life scenarios, Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Sales and Transactions (RESIST) provides practical guidance for employee training. In addition, participants agreed to support an ICC-led CEO statement calling for strengthened government support of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

 

Contact

Matthias Stausberg
Spokesperson
UN Global Compact
stausberg@un.org
+1-917-367-3423

Olajobi Makinwa
Issue Manager Anti-Corruption
UN Global Compact
makinwa@un.org
+ 1 917 367 2283