Norway in the United Nations Security Council: Get anti-corruption on the agenda

By Elisa Orlando, Intern at Transparency International Norway

There is less than one month to go before Norway is taking up its duty as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council. For this reason, today, December 9, in occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, we have sent a letter to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to call upon our government to have an active role on anti-corruption in the UN Security Council.

Corruption has severe negative effects worldwide on peace, security and rule of law. It fuels inequality, conflicts, distrust in national and international governance systems, and prevents people from the enjoyment of human rights. Corruption finances terrorism and transnational organised crime, and it plays a key role in environmental crimes, with far-reaching implications for our planet.

Read our letter to know why we think that Norway is uniquely positioned to lead the work towards strengthening international cooperation and making decisive progress in the fight against corruption —> The letter