The second Summit for Democracy on 29–30 March 2023 will shine a spotlight on corruption as a threat to democracy, peace and security. And in the context of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the security implications of state capture and strategic corruption will no doubt be at centre stage.

At the Summit, the [cohorts] will report on achievements during the last year (the so-called Year of Action) in the fight against corruption. They will present a declaration of commitments looking forward, signed by governments and with civil society ready to support as well as to hold them to account.

The two cohorts coordinate with one another as well as with the cohort on Financial Transparency and Integrity, co-led by the United States Government, Open Government Partnership and Brookings Institution.

South Korea’s events on 30 March focus on anti-corruption. The Basel Institute’s Managing Direcor Gretta Fenner will participate on a panel on financial transparency and integrity, which will be live streamed on the Korean Foreign Ministry’s YouTube channel.

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