Break the Corruption Chain

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How does corruption and tax avoidance affect development?

tirsdag 9. desember 2014, kl. 09:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Publish What You Pay Norway and UNDP

Inngang: Gratis

Fighting corruption and tax avoidance is a global concern. Enormous capital flows are often not going where they should have been going. While this affects both rich and poor countries, poor people are disproportionately affected. We need to have a needed debate on how we can break the chain of corruption and tax avoidance in order to secure investments in education, health, institutions and all those elements that can create stable, democratic and sustainable development. Lack of transparency contributes to a downward spiral with inequality, instability, poverty, conflict, and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.

The International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated every year on 9 December. Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime. This year’s campaign theme is Break the Corruption Chain.

The campaign focuses on how corruption and tax avoidance undermine democracy and the rule of law, lead to human rights violations, distort markets, erode quality of life and allow organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security and well being to flourish.

To commemorate the day, Publish What You Pay Norway and United Nations Development Programme’s Oslo Governance Centre are hosting a breakfast seminar on how to Break the Corruption Chain.

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