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Global Compact Steps Up Anti-Corruption Efforts

The FINANCIAL -- The United Nations Global Compact, in collaboration with a broad alliance of business participants and other stakeholders, has stepped up efforts to advance awareness and implementation of its tenth principle on anti-corruption.

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Cinq sujets que les discussions sur les émissions de gaz à effet de serre ne pourront ignorer

A lutte contre le changement climatique a provoqué la création d'un "marché du carbone" où s'échange une nouvelle monnaie, "le droit à émettre du CO2". Transcrit en monnaie usuelle, son montant pourrait atteindre 500 milliards d'euros en 2020, selon Jean-Louis Borloo, le ministre français de l'écologie.

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At the IACC: setting the scene

The setting - the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre - is majestic, the weather is balmy, the cafes are full day and night, and the halls are smoky - this being Greece, where lighting up is considered a fundamental human right. Even before the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference officially started, hundreds of people had already gathered and special sessions and workshops were under way. There was energy and, dare I say it, anticipation in the air.

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News from the anti-corruption movement: Transparency Watch's spotlight story features the IACC, corruption in the news, and anti-corruption work from around the world.

Royalty, heads of state, civil society, academics, compliance experts, business and government representatives gathered at the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Athens, Greece, to forge new partnerships and measures to better tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption.

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Realizing Rights, The Ethical Globalization Initiative features Mary Robinson's participation at the 13th IACC 

The 13th biennial International Anti-corruption Conference, which attracted some 1,300 officials and academics from more than 135 countries to share their views in the fight against corruption, was held in Athens from October 30 to November 2, 2008.

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Festus Mogae wins Ibrahim Prize
Festus Mogae has won this year's Ibrahim Prize, for achievement in African leadership.

As well as the $5m prize, Mr Mogae also gets $200,000 a year for the rest of his life. The former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan made the announcement.

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13th International Anti-corruption Conference closes with calls for integrated solutions to fight massive hindrance

Athens, 2 November, 2008 - Seeking to put an end to the misery, alienation and instability that corruption breeds, a global anti-corruption meeting culminated today in Athens, with a call for making corruption a key factor that must be addressed in order to strengthen financial, environmental and natural resources governance.

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 World leaders, visionaries, advocates meet to find solutions to scourge of corruption  

As the world faces financial, energy and food crises and the challenges to governance and accountability they pose, the global anti-corruption community gathers for the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) beginning tomorrow, 30 October 2008 in Athens, Greece.

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Media Advisory: Media Accreditation opens for International Anti-Corruption Conference

Media accreditation is now open for the 13th edition of the biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). The 13th IACC will offer innovative approaches to some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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"Greece: Interview with Transparency leader Costas Bakouris, head of the Greek chapter of Transparency International, says in an interview that ending corruption is easy: enforce the law."

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Greek government to host 13th IACC  

Greek Justice Minister Sotiris Hatzigakis and the head of the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Huguette Labelle on Monday signed a cooperation memorandum for the hosting of the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to take place in Athens at the end of October.

The conference, billed as the leading world meeting by experts on this issue, will take place over three day, starting on October 30 and ending on November 2.

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PM meets with TI chair, justice minister

Prime minister Costas Karamanlis met Monday with Transparency International (TI) chairwoman Huguette Labelle, TI Greece National Chapter director Costas Bakouris, and justice minister Sotiris Hatzigakis.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Hatzigakis said that Greece, in the framework of the United Nations, was developing a programme with TI that will culminate in October.