sharing in governance of extractive industries
The theme of the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is “Restoring trust: Global action for transparency.”
Trust in the institutions responsible for a fair and sustainable future has been eroded. In the aftermath of the financial crisis insecurity has flourished and the challenges threatening the livelihood of populations across the world have increased, creating an environment even more ripe for corruption. Many of the right promises have been made – the task at hand is to ensure that commitments are honoured.
To restore peoples’ trust and rebuild the credibility of institutions, governments must move beyond expressions of political will to concrete action; the private sector must put a check on bribery and fulfil their obligations as corporate citizens; and civil society must demand accountability.
Above all, there is an urgent need for all actors to work together towards a transparent and accountable global governance agenda.
The 14th IACC will be jointly hosted by TI, Transparency Thailand the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) of Thailand. The IACC Team at TI-S will be responsible for designing the Conference agenda.