14 Nov 2011

New Resolutions Adopted at TI Annual Meeting

Transparency International held last week its Annual Membership Meeting, where representatives of National Chapters and members from a total of 106 countries attended to discuss the Movement’s present and future strategies. The participants adopted five resolutions that will orient the organization’s advocacy work in the next year.

One of the resolutions addressed the need for accountability and anti-corruption issues to be incorporated into the discussions about increasing aid effectiveness. A second resolution focused on the importance of initiatives to strengthen accountability and good governance in the Middle East and North Africa region.

A document demanding the implementation of anti-corruption mechanisms in climate governance structures was also part of the outcome of the Annual Meeting. Another resolution listed seven priority areas which must be addressed by the G20 countries in order to increase financial transparency, tackle foreign bribery and make stolen asset recovery measures more effective.

Finally, the participants of the meeting came to an agreement about six points that shall be submitted to the next session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), with a special focus on demands to open up the UNCAC review process to civil society participation.

A full summary of the results from the Annual Membership Meeting is available in the text Working together towards change, published on TI’s website. Some of the resolutions are already available on the same webpage.