Talking corruption

Talking corruption

 June Talking Corruption

Every four years all eyes in Europe are on one big event – the European Football Championships (Euro). The past weeks it seemed that everyone in Europe seemed to talk about the matches, its players, but as well about what it means for the two host countries Poland and Ukraine to host such a majour invent. One big question that was raised again and again was whether UEFA’s decision giving the host for the Euro 2012 to the two countries was the right one, looking at their political and economic situations. Simon Kuper, journalist and book author, found the time to answer our questions whilest reporting on the Euro 2012 from Ukraine Read More

April Talking Corruption


This time we talk to Elena A. Panfilova, Transparency International Board member and Director of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International about why she thinks that Russia is in a state of awakening and why people are ready to create change. Read More


March Talking Corruption

We’ve had the pleasure to speak with Diana Jean Schemo, Executive Editor of 100 Reporters. 100 Reporters is a revolutionary news organisation. Established in 2011, 100 Reporters bring together a network of corruption experts from around the world, with the mission of using the power of the pen to hold government and business accountable. Read more

February Talking Corruption

This time we speak to Ms. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Director of the Democratic Governance Group of the Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Geraldine gives us an insight on the importance of social justice, accountability, equality and dignity for shaping a new global governance framework for sustainable human development and suggests a role for the 15th IACC in that context. Read more

January Talking Corruption

In January we spoke to Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services and director of Accenture and of Saudi Aramco. Amongst many other impressive roles, he is Chairman of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium for combating insect borne disease and was Chairman of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS from 2002-2011. Sir Mark Moody Stuart will also be speaking at the 15th IACC in Brasilia in November 2012. Read more

December Talking Corruption

This time we talk to Jorge Abrahão president of Instituto Ethos, one of the IACC’s partners in organising the 15th IACC. Its mission is to mobilise and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible manner, making them partners in building a just and sustainable society. Instituto Ethos does this through the exchange of knowledge and experiences and the development of tools to help companies analyse their management practices and deepen their commitment to responsibility social and sustainable development. Read about what Instituto Ethos would like to see happen at Rio+20 in Brazil Read more

November Talking Corruption


The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the first global framework for world-wide anti-corruption efforts. It has been ratified by 154 countries. Within the UNCAC framework, by Article 63, the Conference Of State Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption was established “to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States parties to achieve the objectives set forth in the Convention and to promote and review its implementation”. Read more

September Talking Corruption

Cobus de Swardt

On the occasion of the global announcement of our theme and venue for the 15th IACC we had the pleasure to talk to Cobus de Swardt. Cobus is Managing Director of Transparency International. In this interview he shares his thoughts on the chosen theme as well as on the IACC’s role in the fight against corruption. Read more

August Talking Corruption

Minister Jorge Hage Sobrinho

This month we spoke to Minister Jorge Hage Sobrinho, the Head of the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil about the Open Government Partnership (OGP) that has been launched this month. The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a steering committee of governments and civil society organizations. In its inaugural year the OGP is co-chaired by minister Hage and United States Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero. Read more

July Talking Corruption

Col. Robson Rodrigues da Silva

This month we interview Col. Robson Rodrigues da Silva, head of the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) – the ground-breaking law enforcement unit that is transforming the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil through social engagement and non-violence. The interview discusses the need for drastic change in the way people think about the problems associated with organized crime and the favelas and how this can be achieved. Col. Robson also reveals what the UPP has accomplished but also the challenges that lay ahead. Read more

June Talking Corruption

Josmar Verillo

This month we talk to Josmar Verillo, President (BoD) of AMARRIBO who shares insights on the future of Brazil, cultural change in the country and what efforts are being made to crack corruption. We also learn how the Jogos Limpos Initiative will help keep the “games clean” both inside and out of the stadiums as Brazil is gearing up to host the world’s biggest sporting events, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Read more

April Talking Corruption

Pakdee Pothisiri

This month we talk to Professor Pakdee Pothisiri, Commissioner of the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand, which co-hosted the 14th IACC in Bangkok last November. We ask Prof. Pakdee about the positive impact of the Bangkok sessions and discussed about Thailand’s recent ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as well as his vision for the IACC. Read more