RESOURCES

Omid for Iran is proud to be a part of many organizations around the world that are fighting against corruption. Here are a few of those organizations, documents and other resources working to make the world’s governments and businesses more transparent and accountable.

 
 

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a landmark, international anti-corruption treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly. The UNCAC sends a clear message that the international community is determined to prevent and control corruption. It warns the corrupt that betrayal of the public trust will no longer be tolerated. And it reaffirms the importance of core values such as honesty, respect for the rule of law, accountability and transparency in promoting development and making the world a better place for all.

Read a summary of the UNCAC by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center.

 
 
 

GLOBAL FINANCIAL INTEGRITY
Global Financial Integrity works to curtail illicit financial flows. More money flows illegally out of developing and emerging countries each year—facilitated by secrecy in the global financial system—than they receive in foreign direct investment and foreign aid combined. Beyond bleeding the world’s poorest economies, this propels crime, corruption, and tax evasion globally. 

 
 
 

STOLEN ASSET RECOVERY INITIATIVE (StAR)
The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. StAR has produced a number of important publications on asset recovery topics, including analytical studies and guidance for practitioners.

 
 
 

ACADEMIC ARTICLES AND BOOKS ON CORRUPTION
Explore the meaning of good governance and how decisions can be made and implemented in a way to ensure the maintenance of a system free from corruption and mismanagement. Readers will learn that 'good governance' refers to the management of government in such a way that it is free from abuse and corruption and there exists due regard for the rule of law. It can be characterized as a system that includes participation, transparency, accountability, rule of law, effectiveness and equity.

 
 
 

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
Transparency International gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption and works with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals.

 
 
 

CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
A unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States advancing peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society.

 
 
 

GLOBAL WITNESS
Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses come from the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. Global Witness investigates and exposes these abuses and campaigns for change

· GLOBAL WITNESS: ANONYMOUS COMPANY OWNERS
Anonymous companies are getaway cars for the world’s criminal and corrupt – we must take away the keys. We’re pushing governments to change laws and bring business into the open.

· GLOBAL WITNESS: THE GREAT RIP OFF
Anonymous company owners and the threat to the U.S. America is at the heart of this problem and anonymous companies registered in the U.S. are ripping off innocent people and businesses across the country.

· GLOBAL WITNESS: REVENUE DISCLOSURE LAWS – CARDIN-LUGAR AND THE GLOBAL TRANSPARENCY STANDARD
Global Witness has successfully campaigned for laws to make oil and mining companies publish their payments to governments for over 15 years.

· GLOBAL WITNESS: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: EXXON COMPLICIT IN CORRUPT LIBERIAN OIL SECTOR
Global Witness exposed how US oil giant Exxon signed a $120 million deal with the Liberian Government for an oil block it knew was tainted by corruption – while attacking US anti-corruption laws.