Friday, December 9, 2016

International Anti-Corruption focused on Female Presidents

International Anti-Corruption

Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 175 countries on their levels of public sector corruption. Here are the 10 most corrupt countries in the world.

1. Somalia 8
=1. North Korea 8
3. Sudan 11
4. Afghanistan 12
5. South Sudan 15
6. Iraq 16
7. Turkmenistan 17
8. Uzbekistan 18
=8. Libya 18
=8. Eritrea 18


Friday the 13th (December 13) marks International Anti-Corruption Day. The theme set by the United Nations (UN) this year is "United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security."

According to the UN, every year 1 trillion U.S. dollars is paid in bribes while an estimated 2.6 trillion U.S. dollars is stolen annually through corruption, a sum equivalent to more than 5 percent of global GDP.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) finds that funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance for developing countries.

Since International Anti-Corruption Day was first observed, its organizers, the UNDP and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have developed a joint global campaign to fight corruption. This year the campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and South Koreans marched calling for the removal of their scandal-plagued Presidents who both were later impeached by parliament votes making 2016 the year 2 female Presidents were impeached for corruption! What about the male presidents?

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