What are you doing on December 9th? Here’s a suggestion: do something to support the anti-bribery and anti-corruption movement. December 9 is INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY, and the United Nations is working to raise awareness and legal enforcement of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in both developed and developing countries.
Irving Law’s new team member, ELLIE PELLO-ESSO, is an expert on anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations, and is available to provide advice and training on this topic to any of our clients that have operations in developing countries and are concerned of the impact of these regulations on their practices and relationships with local people. A copy of Ellie’s paper on checking your company’s compliance with these regulations is available for free download from this website. Please go to the Leaning Resources tab to get your copy.
Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure. – United Nations
What can YOU do to help stop bribery and corruption? To start with, you can pay attention to the issue, go to the linked UN website, and download and read Ellie’s paper from this website. If you don’t care, who will? And if nobody cares, how will bribery and corruption ever end?