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Great expectations: Recommendations by the youth

Ladies & gentlemen, can you please take your seats?
It’s time to bring the Voice of the Youth to the stage!

A great thank you to Marina, Jeison, Kevin, Grainne, Ngheim and Mubaraq who took part in the IACC Youth Challenge to speak to our leaders. The importance of the theme of this years IACC was underpinned by the great response to the conference theme. We’re delighted that so many received so many people voted for all the participants!

With a whopping 80+ thumbs up, congratulations to Ms. Nghiem Thi Loan of the Foreign Trade University Ha Noi. Ngheim’s popular video will be screened in front of the closing plenary session entitled “Restoring trust: Global action for transparency” where Paul Collier, Robert Greenhill, Jorge Hage Sobrinho, Georg Kell, Elena Panfilova, Ingrid Srinath, Dimitri Vlassis and Cobus de Swardt will be presented with Nghiem’s video. We are very much looking forward to hearing how the IACC plenary speakers respond to Nghiem’s recommendation.

How can the youth participate and ensure involvement in the fight against corruption? Stay tuned to find out! How can we all be anti-corruption ambassadors?

Stay tuned for more, the session will be live screened from 16:00 – 18:00 Bangkok local time on 13 November (UTC/GMT +7 hours). Keep an eye on http://14iacc.org/social/live-streaming/ to see the session and check out our new blog ! http://14iacc.org/social/ 

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Upload your video, it’s easy!

Corruption affects us all

It is important to tell the people in power what really matters when it comes to fighting corruption. And this is why we have developed this space for you:

We want your voice to be heard when decision-makers take the stage at the IACC plenary panels and discuss corruption challenges at this forum for fighting corruption. For the first time ever, this will happen at this IACC, in November in Bangkok.

And we want decision-makers to comment on your questions.

So, here’s how it goes:

1. Have a think about your take on corruption. What are your concerns? If you had the ear to some of the most inspirational leaders on the planet, what would you say to them?

2. Use your phone, camera or webcam to capture your thoughts and share them with us. Make a short film (no more than 20 seconds!). Ask a question or give a recommendation to our leaders. Your comments should be related any of the five carefully selected Global Challenges of the IACC.

I’m ready, upload my video!

Don’t forget, the Global Challenges are:

  1. Corruption, peace and security
  2. Fuelling transparency and accountability in the natural resources and energy Markets
  3. Climate governance: Ensuring a collective commitment
  4. Strengthening global action for an accountable corporate world
  5. And last but not least, the conference theme:
    Restoring trust: Global action for transparency

Your video can be in English, French, Spanish or Thai – we will provide a translation if necessary

3. Click on the blue “I’m ready, upload my video” tab, input your details and upload your contribution through a popular format. You can upload .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpg and .mpeg files. The maximum video file size 6mb.

4. Have a look at other video contributions, and vote on them. Just scroll through the videos on this page and give your thumbs up to the videos you like best. Tell all your friends about the fight against corruption and invite them to vote for your video message.

Until when can I participate?

It’s best you participate now; but you can upload videos until 10 November. The sooner your video is live, the more votes you are likely to get! We’ll be sharing the results with you via Twitter, Facebook and the 14th IACC blog.

What happens next?

Once the file is uploaded we will take a few hours to compress the format and then show it on this space. Please bear with us and come back to the site in a few hours to see your video. Be patient, it may take some time but we’ll do our best to upload the your video in a jiffy!

Is there a prize?

Yes! The most popular video contributions (those with the most thumbs up) will be reviewed by our editorial committee. One short film will be chosen per IACC Global Challenge and screened to kick-start the high level plenary discussions at the 14th IACC. The most popular videos will speak to our leaders – this is your prize.

The winners will become the first ever IACC Young Ambassadors.

“Youth Challenge”, is there an age limit?

Anyone under 36 years old is welcome to participate.

I heard a rumour that there are more prizes, is this true?

For now this is indeed a rumour, but keep an eye on this space and we hope to have some good news soon!

Take part & upload your Video

Please complete the form below. You can upload .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpg and .mpeg files. Maximum file size 6mb.

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I agree that my content can be displayed on the website of the 14th IACC and be used for the purposes of the IACC.

26 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Georg Neumann

Germany

14 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Marina Perea

Colombia

(sings) Every day I hear more bad news, I hear about war and terror, about the injustice under the sun, today I expect anything better. I would like to let you know the love that one can feel without the need for violence. I believe that with love and peace, the world could be a better place.

5 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Jeison Serrano

Colombia

For us the people we are afraid to tell politicians what we think. And if, we say it when it's too late. We don't want more corruption.

9 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Kevin Vega

Colombia

Although some politicians are corrupt, not all are the same. If one politician puts corruption aside, the people will gain.

39 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Grainne Ni Mhaille

Germany

93 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Nghiem Thi Loan

Vietnam

14 Votes for this Video. Click the thumb if its your favorite.
 

Mubaraq Tope Akere

Nigeria

The effect of continually undermining and depreciation in values of civility and ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability, just rule of law, and human rights, in our homes, and government; feeds corruption and bribery. Which hampers creating and sustaining peace, unity, and achieving good governance, the Millennium Development Goals and the campaign for...

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  1. Integrity (honesty) is like the rising sun, dishonesty is like the setting sun. Integrity (honesty) is meant to be priceless, uncompromisable. Can you afford to barter it for an amusement, a paltry price for survival, ego, in your quest to become successful? There are uncountable prospects for legitimately succeeding with vision, wisdom, knowledge, faith, enrichment through learning.

    If given another chance by sympathizers, rebuilding a compromised integrity can be as tedious as trying to make an elephant pass through a hole in a needle.

    There should be no justification for offering or accepting bribes nor to be corrupt! Contentment, endurance, hope strengthens and feeds consciousness of demystifying the temptation for corruption and bribery. We should vehemently and relentlessly condemn and prevent all types of corruption and bribery.

    We should insist on Integrity, accountability, and transparency, as catalyst for good governance, and elimination of bribery and corruption. Furthermore, we should advocate continual widespread and just rule of law, and fostering of respect for Human Rights, as catalyst for good economic, political, and socio policies for sustainable development.

    The effect of continually undermining and depreciation in values of civility and ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability, just rule of law, and human rights, in our homes, and government; feeds corruption and bribery. Which hampers creating and sustaining peace, unity, and achieving good governance, the Millennium Development Goals and the campaign for elimination of corruption, in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Therefore, we should vehemently and relentlessly condemn and prevent all types of corruption. Corruption is disastrous. Mubaraq Tope Akere

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    • Anderson D. Miamen
    • posted on 10 November 2010

    An effecient and effective counter corruption strategy must be inclusive of young people’s particiption and total involvement. The traditonal corruption fighting trend which is case by case identification and prosecution of corruption related developments is not sufficient enough to abolish the vice. Dealing only with the already perceived corrupt older generation will not help our situation. Let’s begin incaulcating anti-corrutpion principles such as transparency, accountability, accountability, honesty, etc. into the youthss such that they develop practical skills to resist and fight corrutpion since they are potential leaders of tomorrow.

  2. [...] finally, what do young people think about fighting corruption in their countries? Here are some thoughts they submitted – and that we will present to the [...]

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    • Manoji Clementine Mengie
    • posted on 6 November 2010

    The fight against corruption in most developing nations seems to be a mantra with which to get more public funding in order to steal again and become popular. I think that if the world must defeat corruption or reduce it to bearable limits, especially in its institutionalized forms withnessed in Africa, world leaders via the UN should adopt a UN Convention on Democracy, Public Ethics and Integrity. Such a treaty should protect democracy, free and fair elections, transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs through strict periodic review mechanisms. Also, the extractive industries should be regulated by international law, the efforts at present through voluntray publishing of what you earn and pay is not sufficient. This will go a long way in protecting the environment and curbing global insecurity. I am saying so because, most of the funds used for global terror and and to undermine democratic governance are obtained through shady deals in the extractive industries sector. Above all, international law should be adopted to lift the criminal laws sustaining international banking secrecy on the one hand and to criminalize the embezelment of public funds by leaders via international law. That is, I suggest that the international criminal tribunal at the Hague should be given additional powers to hear, investigate and criminalize allegations of embezzelment and capital flighjt by politicians and their supporters. When the fight agaisnt corruption, environmental protection, democracy institutions are protected by international law, the civil society and citizens will have a legal backing from which to sustain the fight.
    Clementine Mengie
    Coordinator of Youth and Integrity Programmes
    FHRD yaounde Cameroon.

  3. ‎@IACC International Anti-Corruption Conference,..Georg Neumann, thanks a lot for your consideration. Shortly after I submitted my video on “Take part & upload your video” page, I received a receipt of acknowledgement of submission of my video.

    Here are texts of my videos:

    Mubaraq Tope Akere, Nigeria.

    The effect of continually undermining and depreciation in values of civility and ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability, just rule of law, and human rights, in our homes, and government; feeds corruption and bribery. Which hampers creating and sustaining peace, unity, and achieving good governance, the Millennium Development Goals and the campaign for elimination of corruption, in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Therefore, we should vehemently and relentlessly condemn and prevent all types of corruption. Corruption is disastrous.

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    • Georg Neumann
    • posted on 31 October 2010

    @Mubarak Great, thanks for the text. The video length should be fine. Don’t worry if it’s a couple of seconds longer!
    Georg

  4. ‎@IACC International Anti-Corruption Conference, kindly let me know whether my video likely to have extra 8 or 9 seconds more than the “20 seconds!” required of all submitted videos?

    Here are texts of my video to be submitted:

    The effect of continually undermining and depreciation in values of civility and etiquette, integrity, transparency, accountability, just rule of law, and human rights in our homes and government; feeds corruption and bribery. Which hampers creating and sustaining peace, unity, and achieving good governance, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the campaign of partnership for elimination of corruption, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Anti-Corruption. Therefore we should vehemently and relentlessly condemn and prevent all types of corruption. Corruption is disastrous.

    Mubaraq Tope Akere, Nigeria, entry video response to “Speak to Our Leaders”

    http://14iacc.org/press-and-social-media/youth-challenge/

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    • HITESH BHATT
    • posted on 29 October 2010

    To eradicate corrupt practices from the system & improve living standard of people.
    SUBJECT: A heaven on the earth in the absence of corruption.

    Corruption does not necessarily mean the embezzlement of money, corruption means in-justice, corruption means delay tactics, lethargic ness, sluggish ness, leaking the matter in other system, corruption means keeping bad eye on a woman, corruption means unnecessarily delaying those matters which can be taken up in quick time, corruption means misusing officials & constitutional power, corruption means colluding with others for selfish gain.

    MESSAGE:
    In today’s fast growing world the issue of corruption has not been properly addressed due to this reason many developing countries have remained socio-economically poorest of the poor there for the basic socio-economic needs are yet to be made available to the people.

    Unless & until the political heads of all the countries focus & concentrate on this social menace the corrupt practices will not vanish from this earth. As the need of the hour is to understand, design & implement the practices, which can lead to annihilate the demon called corruption.

    In nutshell to view & implement these practices in larger perspective your feedback is of more importance so as to enable me to set the guiding principle to set the ball on rolling to eradicate corruption.

    All this due to avoid corruption refused by me to do corrupt officials.
    The thought put across are based on the person experience. Where these is poverty, illiteracy, criminalization of politics, in the guise of manifesting flaunted ethical political values the practice of corruption is blossoming in the Indian society whole world. In the present context India, it seems, will remain a poor country.

  5. thank u for ur consedertion
    yes we can change, specially if the leaders in the developed countries understand that the corruption is destorying the world then they can make difference through push the big corrupts in the third world countries to respect and stop steal the people in those crushed homelands.
    P.S
    THEY WHO RULE SOME COUNTRIES ARE NOT POLITICIANS
    REGRETTABLY THEY ARE KLEPTOMANIAS

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    • Sapna
    • posted on 18 October 2010

    This is a good initiative. Im going to post it to my network but I only heard about it on the deadline so I hope you can extend for a few more days. Best,
    Sapna Shahani,
    Director
    WAVEIndia.org

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    • Afanyi Ngeh
    • posted on 17 October 2010

    This is agreat idea! For youths to have access to the world’s leaders on issues related to corruption. I will do all to file in a video.
    Best wishes.

  6. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Transparency Int'l and IACC, Larry Dean Latham. Larry Dean Latham said: RT @anticorruption: RT @14iacc just launched very first IACC Youth Challenge, get out the camera & speak to our leaders! Check out http://bit.ly/d3HS21 #14iacc [...]

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    • Paula O'Malley
    • posted on 15 October 2010

    wow, who’s going to be the first? am tempted!