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UK Ambassador: The OECD's fight against Corruption

On Anti-Corruption Day, UK Ambassador Nick Bridge underlines the importance of OECD anti-bribery work

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On Anti-Corruption Day, UK Ambassador Nick Bridge discusses the OECD’s vital contribution to the fight against corruption.

One week after the publication of the OECD’s groundbreaking report on international bribery - which indicated that, in 53% of the cases examined, bribes were made or authorised by corporate managers (and in 12% of them by the chief executive) - Nick underlines how corrosive corruption can be in undermining growth and development. He also highlights the importance of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention which establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions, and provides for a host of measures that make this effective.

The OECD, through its analysis and the Anti-Bribery Convention, has an essential role to play in rolling back the tide. #breakthechain

Published 9 December 2014