Making global action for transparency
12 November 2010
As the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference is coming to end today, its conclusion is highly anticipated.
The conference itself has been a market of ideas and information which over 1,200 paricipants from more than 130 countries shared and exchanged.
The theme of this conference is “Restoring Trust: Global Acion for Transparency”. One of the issues that has been talked about widely in the corridors was that everybody should take part in this fight. Others have been the experiences of some promising ways to promote transparency such as by Thai anti-graft commission or examples of cooperation in the construction sector, and many more new ideas, problems or threats that need to be addressed.
As the word “corruption” itself has a vague meaning, to what extent will policy makers and practitioners be able to bring their ideas and experience into actions?
To what extent should anti-corruption and transparency be situated clearly in the people’s thinking?
This is a good chance. The participants gathered here to find ways to restore trust, and make global “action” for transparency.
It will be interesting how “The Bangkok Declaration,” which is an agreement signed as the commitment of the participants based on the ideas and conclusions gathered before and during the conference, will look like.
But it is more important how the agreement will be brought to reality and make a difference to this world.
It makes sense to hope and to do something, so that before the 15th IACC taking place in two years, participants of the meeting, and “members of the world” can talk about the progress of the attempt to restore trust to the individual, families, group and global society.