#14iacc: Bringing the conference to the people

Just one day left. More than 1000 people will get together here in Bangkok. The issue? Fighting corruption.

The International Anti-Corruption Conference series has been gathering anti-corruption fighters around the world for many years now. But this year, for the first time in its history, the conference will go beyond the boundaries of the convention centre and ensure that as many people as possible can join the participants in the discussions. The fight against corruption concerns everyone. And everyone’s thoughts should be heard.

We will be capturing the workshops results, the stories behind the scenes and the best successes in the fight against corruption on the 14th IACC blog. You will find the best quotes and the latest updates on Twitter, reflecting the dynamism of the conference. And we will visualise the fight against corruption through interviews, reports and sharing photos of the conference in real-time.

And we have invited some incredibly talented young journalists from the region to help us cover the conference, interview participants and get the word out!

By using these social media, we hope to make the IACC a constant platform guiding a continuous and participative dialogue on anti-corruption.

Of course, many of the agenda items are exciting – with quite a series of high-level participants from Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank, to Salil Shetty, of Amnesty International. But if I were to highlight maybe my one special agenda item, it is the session on People’s Empowerment. It will get down to the bottom of the fight against corruption and address how we work with the ones that are suffering the most. How can we improve their lives? What can we do that they can take their lives in their hands?

And 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 conference.


So, I’d like to invite you to follow and join the discussions over the next couple of days. In Bangkok. And wherever you are! Let your colleagues know!

The 14th IACC social media pages including the 14th IACC blog can be found here: /social. Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/14iacc and ff you are tweeting, please mark your tweets with the hashtag #14iacc

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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

  2. Can revaluation, and enforcement of civility and ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability, just rule of law, and human rights, in our homes, and government; consolidate effort at “…Reforming legal and institutional structures through collective action undermines the temptation to engage in corrupt activity.”?