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Fighting corruption for global peace, development and security

9 December is the International Anti-Corruption Day, which provides an opportunity to re-affirm our commitment to fight corruption.  


Inclusive electoral processes: A pathway to more peaceful societies

Sustainable Development Goal 16 calls on UN Member States to promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making, and to build effective, accountable and transparent…  


Fighting corruption in infrastructure – a must for achieving the 2030 Agenda

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 UN member states gathered in New York to adopt the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To achieve this universal agenda, we’ll need robust and…  


End impunity for corruption to boost resources for development

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…  


Securing our societies from the threat of senseless terrorism

Since 2000, we have witnessed a more than ten-fold increase in the number of deaths from violent extremism and terrorism - from 3,329 victims in 2000 to 32,685 in 2014. And the death toll keeps…  


Why building peaceful societies is part of the sustainable development agenda

We tend not to worry when things are going well. If people can take care of their daily business and send their kids to school without fear of violence, resolve disputes through a functioning justice…  


Will enclaved development be the scenario of the future?

In the extractive industries, it is not unusual to see companies supported by political elite-pacts confining themselves to compounds protected by private security firms, literally walled off from the…  


Celebrating the world's indigenous peoples, declaring their rights

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrates the wealth and variety of indigenous cultures and the rights, achievements, and contributions of indigenous peoples worldwide. These…  


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