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10th Principle 10th Anniversary Event

10 December 2014 New York, USA


The UN Global Compact marked the anniversary of the 10th Principle by highlighting achievements in the fight against corruption over the past ten years and exploring emerging anti-corruption measures in both developed and emerging markets. At the event, participants discussed the business case against corruption and emphasized the importance of collective action between businesses, civil society and Governments to increase transparency and advance the fight against corruption. Signatories to the Anti-Corruption Call to Action and their commitment to take anti-corruption to the next level were acknowledged at the 10th Principle Anniversary event. 

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Fourteenth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

23-24 June 2014 Geneva, Switzerland


At the fourteenth meeting participants discussed investor-company engagement on good governance and anti-corruption issues during a session conducted in collaboration with PRI. In addition, the meeting explored corruption in the banking sector and its unique role in incentivizing corporate integrity, as well as transparency issues when doing business in emerging markets. During the meeting the adoption of the 10th Principle was commemorated and the 10th Principle 10th Anniversary Event was announced. The event will take place on 10 December 10 2014. Lastly, the meeting included a training on anti-corruption risk assessment and an overview of the Anti-Corruption Call to Action campaign



Thirteenth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

9-10 December 2013 New York, US


A high-level panel on the role of good governance in the post-2015 development agenda served to kick-off the thirteenth meeting of the Anti-Corruption working group. During the meeting, the Working Group discussed a newly developed guide by the Sports Sponsorship and Hospitality task force. The guide covers the business case against corruption and potential risks related to sports sponsorship. The Working Group suggested the creation of a guidance document on whistleblower programmes to aid the private sector in developing or enhancing such mechanisms as part of the fight against corruption.

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Twelfth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

9-10 April 2013 New Delhi, India


Participants reviewed the role of collective action in tackling corruption risks, particularly in emerging markets. The crucial role that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can play in combatting corruption was also examined. Additionally a global campaign to include incentive mechanisms for corporate anti-corruption in relation to the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda, was introduced. The meeting was conducted in collaboration with Global Compact Network India.


Eleventh meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

10-11 December 2012                 New York, US


Business participants and other stakeholders discussed how to best integrate anti-corruption and good governance issues into the post-2015 development agenda. Participants explored how the Working Group can play an active role in increasing corporate disclosure on the 10th Principle, reviewed opportunities to bolster existing collective action projects, and proposed additional work with Local Networks in order to tackle local corruption challenges.

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Tenth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

15-17 June 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The role that corporate compliance, ethics, and anti-corruption play in the post-2015 agenda was discussed. The importance of anti-corruption risk assessment as a basis for building sustainable organizations was underscored. The Working Group reviewed the impact of corruption on environmental degradation and vulnerable populations and identified several potential solutions to these issues. 



Ninth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

23-25 October 2011 Marrakesh, Morocco


Participants discussed a range of anti-corruption implementation challenges, including risk assessment, sectoral approaches, public-private dialogue to fight corruption, and integration of anti-corruption into the wider corporate sustainability agenda, particularly with regards to the Rio+20 corporate agenda.

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Eighth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

17 May 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark


The meeting began with a briefing on the latest findings on anti-corruption implementation stemming from the 2010 Global Compact Implementation Survey. The meeting reviewed ways in which country-level collective action/public-private dialogue projects can contribute to strengthening incentives for ethical corporate performance, focusing specifically on the Global Compact’s collective action projects in five emerging markets.

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Seminar on Anti-Corruption for the Dominican Republic

22 February 2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


The Global Compact Network Dominican Republic convened 30 of its leading signatory companies for an interactive discussion on advancing collective business action against bribery and extortion and towards implementing the UN Global Compact’s 10th principle. The event was also attended by members of the Global Compact Network Brazil. Participants collectively agreed that the “will” does exist to advance collective business action against corruption. It was also acknowledged that Brazilian and Dominican Network collaboration should be seen as an example that could be replicated among other Local Networks and that this type of collaboration would be particularly useful to facilitate local progress towards combating corruption.



Seventh meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

9 – 10 December 2010
New York, US


Bringing together over 100 representatives of business, investors, civil society, business associations and international organisations, the working group meeting opened with a high-level Panel Discussion marking International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December.) Jointly organized by the UN Global Compact, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Development Programme, and the UN Ethics Office, the panel discussion addressed the role of the private sector in the fight against corruption. During two days, the Working Group meeting reviewed the progress made on the Global Compact's work on the tenth principle and explored a range of ways to further accelerate Global Compact participants' anti-corruption efforts. 


Sixth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

23 June 2010
New York, US


Members reviewed progress made on key areas by sub-groups, explored additional engagement opportunities, and discussed the anti-corruption agenda at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. Feedback on the work of the Working Group, its task forces and tools developed has been largely positive. There has also been a common agreement on the need for a push towards effective implementation at the ground level through more synergetic efforts among participants (private/public/civil society – collective action). Lastly, the role of media, Local Networks and new forms of accountability have been explored and highlighted as key drivers for a full embracement of the 10th principle.


Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing Collective Action against Corruption

24 June 2010
New York, US

Members of the WG discussed main themes on Collective Action (CA). First, the panel presented the business case to go beyond improving internal controls and engage in Collective Action, thus unite efforts and strengthen the fight against corruption. Implementation challenges of CA have been addressed by providing specific examples from Russia, Italy, Afghanistan, and Senegal. Among other themes and issues raised, the panel also discussed the business case and role of SMEs in Collective Action and emphasized the important role international organizations.


Fifth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

5 - 6 Nov 2009
Doha, Qatar


Participants endorsed the Reporting Guidance on Anti-Corruption and agreed to a "soft" launch of the guidance on International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December 2009). The draft framework on fighting corruption in the supply chain received positive feedback and will be finalized subsequent to the meeting.


Fourth meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

26 - 27 Feb 2009
New York, US

Participants addressed a wide range of issues, such as anti-corruption reporting, the challenge of corruption in the supply chain, media coverage on governance and ethics issues, the link between corruption and responsible investment, and the integration of anti-corruption issues into the curriculum of business schools.


Third meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

5 - 6 June 2008
Vienna, Austria


The Working Group discussed implementation and reporting challenges related to the 10th principle and identified a set of concrete ideas to provide practical guidance to companies.


Business Coalition: The United Nations Convention against Corruption as a New Market Force

30 Jan 2008
Bali, Indonesia

During the second session of the Conference of the State Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption, held in Indonesia from 28 January to 1 February 2008, representatives of the business community came together in a forum jointly organized by UNODC, UNGC, OECD, ICC, WEF/PACI, and TI. The forum culminated in the Bali Business Declaration, by which the business community called upon States to ratify and implement the Convention, and urged the Conference to adopt a mechanism to review its implementation.


Forum for Civil Society and the Private Sector

11 Dec 2006

During the first session Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption, held in Jordan from 10-14 December 2006, the Global Compact jointly with UNODC, TI, ICC and WEF-PACI organized a Forum on Civil Society and the Private Sector. At the Forum a joint declaration on the Convention was drafted.


Global Expert Workshop "Collective Business Action and National Initiatives on Anti-corruption"

10 - 11 July 2006
Barcelona, Spain


The workshop was hosted by the Global Compact Office, the International Business Leaders Forum, Transparency International and the World Bank Institute with the support of the Barcelona Center for the Global Compact.


Second meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

20 Sep 2005
Copenhagen, Denmark


The meeting discussed issues such as supply chain management, international compliance in the national context, external reporting, the role of buiness in the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, knowledge sharing, etc..


Alliances for Integrity Government and Business Roles in Enhancing African Standards of Living

7-8 March 2005
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

More than 90 participants representing African business, civil society and labour organizations, international organizations and governments, gathered for a two day conference at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The meeting was co-organized by the UN Global Compact, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the New Partnership for Africa’ s Development (NEPAD) and Transparency International.


First meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption

21 Jan 2005
New York, US

The objective of the Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption is to discuss in a multi-stakeholder setting the needs for the business community in implementing the 10th principle and provide guidance for the work plan of the Global Compact Office on the 10th principle.


Policy Dialogue on Transparency and the Fight Against Corruption

24 Jan 2004
Paris, France

The policy dialogue explored the implications of transparency and corruption to business operations and Global Compact activities and the introduction of the 10th Global Compact principle against corruption. There was consensus that the addition of a principle against corruption would add value to the Global Compact and would be a signal from the private sector to the public sector of the need for greater transparency. As a result a consultation process with participants was initiated.


Ms. Olajobi Makinwa
Head, Transparency & Anti-Corruption Initiatives
UN Global Compact
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