23 Sep 2015
Patrick Keuleers, Director, Governance and Peacebuilding, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Activists attend a rally for International Anti-Corruption Day in Bangkok. Photo: UNDP Thailand
Ending impunity was the main topic at the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference that took place this month in Malaysia. Most topics discussed at the conference resonated well with the proposed Sustainable Development Goal 16 on building peaceful, just and inclusive societies.
Goal 16 is a victory for the anti-corruption movement as for the first time, the development agenda makes an explicit link between good governance and fighting corruption and peace, justice and inclusive development. …