(October 18, 2005) Corruption leads to much-needed resources leaking overseas.
(October 3, 2005) Corruption remains a formidable barrier to development, the recently appointed World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said in his first address to the annual World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington.
(September 22, 2005) History’s largest gathering of world leaders fell far short Friday of completing the major changes UN Secretary General Kofi Annan sought to fight poverty, terrorism and human rights abuses – but the leaders took a first step.
(September 15, 2005) A global treaty to fight corruption go into force in 90 days, empowering nations to prosecute officials accused of stealing public funds and to override bank secrecy laws to ensure stolen public money can be recovered.
(September 7, 2005) A devastating assessment of the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq strongly criticized Secretary-General Kofi Annan, his deputy and the Security Council for allowing Saddam Hussein to bilk billions.
(August 15, 2005) U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday ordered the entire procurement division of the United Nations – a multi-billion-dollar operation – to be investigated.
(August 9, 2005) The commission investigating the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq has accused the former director, Benon V. Sevan, of accepting money from kickbacks in Iraqi oil sales and accused another UN official of soliciting a bribe.
(June 30, 2005) In the lead-up to the G8 summit, African organizations and international aid agencies are calling on world leaders to see international aid as a weapon in the fight against corruption rather than an excuse to stall on increasing aid pledges.
(June 29, 2005) Tracking the proceeds of corruption and trafficking in people should be the focus of the world’s anti-money laundering task force, rather than “terrorist” finance, the new head of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said.
(June 28, 2005) In September Eva Joly will begin in a new position in Norad, where she will be focusing on efforts to combat international corruption within the framework of development co-operation.
(May 23, 2005) The U.N.-run oil-for-food program for Iraq ended up being easily manipulated by Saddam Hussein’s regime. One Iraqi businessman who gamed the system to import forbidden dual-use technology told The Washington Times how easy it was.
(May 20, 2005) British parliamentarian George Galloway has angrily rejected accusations he helped Saddam Hussein exploit the UN oil-for-food program.
(March 30, 2005) The latest damning report on the United Nations oil-for-food program gives further ammunition to those who have been calling for the resignation of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
(March 29, 2005) To his credit, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan knows that his beloved UN faces a crisis of legitimacy. But he’s the last man on Earth who can fix it.
(March 16, 2005) A new report says construction, more than any other segment of a nation’s economy, is prone to corruption. Global graft watchdog Transparency International in its Global Corruption Report says that corruption is often so bad it "plunders the economy . . . and ravages the environment.