Discussion on Corruption and Human Rights held in UBSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Anti -Corruption Authority in cooperation with the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Human Rights, the Administration of the President of Mongolia, and the Mongolian Ministries of Justice and Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs have organized a discussion themed “Corruption and Human Rights”.
Reports were delivered by representatives of the Amnesty International NGO and other officials on legal regulation for protecting human rights, human rights and practices of foreign countries in combating corruption, roles of courts and establishment of justice and the role of prosecutor in protection of human rights.
Every year, $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the United Nations Development Programme, funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance.
Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune. This year UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.