Dear Heads of States and Governments,
At the second Summit for Democracy beginning this week, Transparency International is calling on leaders to strengthen transnational cooperation and endorse the recommendations of the Cohort on International Cooperation for Anti-Corruption.
From the 28th to the 30th of March, the summit will include the plenary day in the United States and four regional meetings in South Korea, Costa Rica, the Netherlands and Zambia. The Indo-Pacific Regional Meeting in South Korea has a focus on anti-corruption, including financial transparency and international cooperation – recognising their critical importance for upholding democracy around the world.
The lack of meaningful action to combat corruption and the unchecked flow of dirty money has contributed to the rise of authoritarian regimes, state capture and human rights abuses – with devastating effects. In order to defend democracy, peace and security, governments must take immediate collective action.