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10th Principle Anniversary

Location: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue, New York 10001, USA

In 2014, the UN Global Compact marked the 10th Anniversary of the 10th Principle against corruption: 

“Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery”. 

The event provided an opportunity to reflect on the 10 years since the launch of the 10th Principle and looked forward by sharing emerging and innovative anti-corruption measures.

More than 200 participants, primarily from business and investment, discussed topics including: anti-corruption efforts in emerging markets, the role of investors in incentivizing good governance, corruption in the banking sector and the importance of collective action. Additionally, keynote speaker, Ms. Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa, reflected on public-private partnerships in the fight against corruption. See agenda for more details, including list of confirmed speakers 

The key objectives of the 10th Principle Anniversary were to:

  • Celebrate achievements in the fight against corruption over the past 10 years and reinforce the business case against corruption;
  • Highlight emerging and innovative anti-corruption measures implemented by various stakeholders and explore different perspectives, including those from emerging markets;
  • Explore recent examples of collective action initiatives to eliminate corruption;
  • Share information and connect stakeholders working against corruption through the Anti-Corruption Information Fair; and 
  • Embed good governance and anti-corruption into the global development agenda and goals for the post-2015 era to ensure future development efforts are not undermined by corruption.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival & Registration
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast: Anti-Corruption Collective Action
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
10 Years of the 10th Principle

Opening plenary 
Anti-Corruption Implementation – Current Trends and Future Opportunities 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Anti-Corruption Information Fair
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about existing private sector anti-corruption efforts
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions
In moderated breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss one of the following topics:

  • Session A: Anti-corruption collective action in practice
  • Session B: Investor-company engagement on good governance and anti-corruption
  • Session C: Rebuilding trust in the banking sector via a focus on integrity and the role of banks in incentivizing corporate integrity
  • Session D: SMEs in emerging markets – Moving towards harmonization of anti-corruption standards
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m Closing Plenary 
The Role of Anti-Corruption in the Global Development Agenda
5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Networking Reception

Click here for the detailed agenda of the event

Call to Action: Anti-Corruption and the Global Development Agenda

The Call to Action is an appeal by the private sector to Governments to promote anti-corruption measures and to implement policies that establish systems of good governance. The Call to Action urges Governments to underscore anti-corruption and good governance as pillars of a sustainable and inclusive global economy. Signatories of the Call to Action will be acknowledged at the 10th Principle Anniversary event.

Click here for more information on the Call to Action

More Information

Email ac2014event@unglobalcompact.org for more information.