President Lula opens U.N. forum to combat corruption
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Lula inaugurated the event in company of the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Undersecretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Maria Costa, and the Brazilian Federal Comptroller-General, Waldir Pires.
According to the organizers, the "Global Forum is the result of a worldwide policy to battle against corruption and money-laundering. In short, against those crimes that prevent the money collected by nations from being applied decently on behalf of the population".
The forum, is sponsored by the Brazilian government and the United Nations. Around one hundred delegations from around the world are expected to debate improvements in anti-corruption methods and international cooperation.
- Marcela Rebelo. "Brazil will host Global Forum to Combat Corruption" — , June 3, 2005
- Juliana Andrade. "Global Forum to Combat Corruption begins today" — , June 7, 2005
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