Global Integrity Day, 9 June 2023
Moral Lives Matter
Be the people we need--Build the world we need

Note: The theme for Global lntegrity Day 2023--TBA
Make every day an integrity day!

See the information below on International Anti-Corrption Day--9 December 2022
and our suggested Spotlight Events


Global Integrity Day
Overview
Update December 2022

Wellbeing for all People and the Planet
We are pro-integrity and anti-corruption

Global Integrity Day (GID), launched on 9 June 2020, is a positive day to reflect, teach, and collaborate on ways to integrate integrity in all we do throughout the entire year.

GID is a strategic day to promote a) cultivating lifestyles, cultures, and systems of integrity from the individual through the international levels; b) joining together to understand and address the causes and consequences of corruption in its many forms; and c) working towards just and equitable societies marked with wellbeing for all people and for the planet.

GID is a solemn day to consider our ways: if we are lying and/or stealing in any way big or small, then we need to stop it. If we need to right a wrong we have done, then do so. If we need to prudently confront wrongdoing, preferably in solidarity with colleagues for mutual support and greater impact, then do so.

GID is a companion day to complement UN International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December (and vice versa). Both Days are practical rallying points, six months apart, for fostering common ground, organizing events, sharing initiatives, and involving the public.

Be the people we need--Build the world we need

International Anti-Corruption Day –9 December 2022

UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption

Spotlight events that we are featuring:

Spotligt Event 1. Uprooting Corruption, Defending Democratic Values, International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 6-10 December 2022, Washington DC. There are 60 workshops and 7 plenaries scheduled. Here are two examples:


-7 Dec 6pm: Corruption and Impunity in God's Name: How to Tackle Trafficking, Money Laundering, Dark Money, and Much More in Religious Organizations; Institute for War and Peace Reporting

--9 Dec 8:30am: Faith, Religiosity and Petty Corruption in Service Delivery: Insights for Africa and Policy Implication; World Bank and Loyola University New Orleans, Georgetown University and Berkley Center

Note: Check the IACC website to see which events are (hopefully!) available publicly by livestream and/or archived.

Spotlight Event 2. Overcome Evil with Good: Integrity Overccomes Corruption. Global Integrity Network (GIN). Online Conference-Webinar, 10 December 2022, broadcast at two different times: 9am Manila time and 9am New York time. Click HERE to register. This spotlight event is organized by GIN Lausanne Movement--World Evangelical Alliance. There are three three toics: Global overview of corrruption, Interventions by the Church, and Personal examples.


Note: There will be a follow up "Virtual Cafe" on Saturday, 17 December to provide more informal time for interaction.

3. More spotlight events TBA

Ways for You to Get Involved
Participate in GID to support your work and world!

1. Review the GID Overview above and the overall website. Share your suggestions and ideas with us about further developing GID.
2. Send us core resources to add to the GID website in general or specifically related to the annual theme.
3. Include a short description and logo/link for GID on your website.
4. Spread the word about GID in advance of 9 June via social media and with your colleagues and networks.
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. Join with others to publicly promote integrity by endorsing GID as a group, organization, or network (info at the end of this page).
6. Organise an event or webinar related to your organisation's purpose as it connects to GID's emphases around the time of GID on 9 June and/or UN Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. We will then "spotlight" these events/webinars on the GID site to support your work and GID.
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. Probe further into a few resources on the GID site that are relevant for you personally and for your spheres of influence.

GID Background

We have appreciated joining with others to launch the first Global Integrity Day on 9 June 2020 and continuing to commemorate it on 9 June 2021 and upcoming on 9 June 2022. This special, annual day is something which we have envisioned since December 2016, to shine the global spotlight on moral health for a more-whole world. It is a practical impetus as we endeavor a) to live in integrity always and in every area of our lives and b) to learn about and support a variety of strategic efforts for pro-integrity and anti-corruption ranging from developing policy to developing probity.

The initial theme for this Day (2020) was Confronting the Corruption of Racism. How can we positively impact racism by loving truth, peace, and people? The 2021 theme was Corruption and Poverty. How can multi-dimensional probity (integrity at a levels, individual--institutional--international) help to curtail corruption's devastating role in multi-dimensional poverty? The 2022 theme is Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector. How can integrity and anti-corruption efforts improve health and wellbeing for all people and the planet? we also include some material on corruption and mental health. Note: The theme for Global lntegrity Day 2023--TBA

We believe it would be strategic to see Global Integrity Day designated as a new United Nations International Day as well as a companion day to complement the already designated International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December (and vice versa). The 2021 theme was "Your right-your role. Say no to corruption In the meantime, we invite friends and colleagues around the world, and organizations and networks large and small, to join together in solidarity, finding common ground for the common good, to commemorate this special day on 9 June and throughout this year. Suggestions are welcome for developing GID further! MCAresources@gmail.com

Tracking with GID:
GID News and Updates for 2020

Confronting the Corruption of Racism

Love truth, peace, and people


GID News and Updates for 2021

Corruption and Poverty

Multi-dimensional probity to end multi-dimensional poverty

GID News and Updates for 2022

Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector
Moral health for a more whole world


See also these foundational resources:
--Examples of several UN efforts HERE (December 2021)
--Moral Health for a More Whole World. Global Integration Update (January 2019)
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Everyday Global Heroes: Moral Lives Matter. Global Integration Update (January 2017)

Next Steps for GID
Developments and Directions


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-Uploading resources on the GID website in general and related to the 2022 theme of Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector
--Consulting with colleagues about GID's development and directions
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Exploring the formation of a Coordinating Group to help guide the development and direction of GID
--Sharing about GID
internationally and acoss sectors via webinars and conferences etc
--Encouraging "bridge" colleagues to include the supportive and common emphases of GID within their organisations and networks
--Promoting "spotlight" events-webinars organised by different organisations around the time of GID 9 June and IAD 9 December

Kelly and Michèle
Coordinators
Kelly O'Donnell, PsyD and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell, PsyD
pro-integrity@gmailcom

"As both a psychologist and a UN representative for the World Federation for Mental Health, I am keenly curious about what helps bring out the best and the worst of my colleagues in the UN and other sectors. And myself. I am especially interested in how the UN’s approach to competencies and values, and in particular the moral-based areas of integrity and accountability, can support staff as they traverse the troubled terrain of our world." Integrity and Accountability for UN Staff, UN Special (2017) Kelly O'Donnell

Kelly O'Donnell, PsyD and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell, PsyD

Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector
Global Integrity Day 2022
Reflections and Resources

Linking the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Poverty SDG 1-Health SDG 3-Corruption SDG 16

--"End poverty in all its forms everywhere."
Sustainable Development Goal 1
--"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages."
Sustainable Development Goal 3
--"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels."
Sustainable Development Goal 16
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"Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms ."
Sustainable Development Goal 16.5
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"Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels ."
Sustainable Development Goal 16.6

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Reflections--2022 Theme: Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector


In the News!
--Integrity in the health sector and government—Decisive faith-based input!
“England's former Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, says he first thought about leaving Boris Johnson's Conservative government a week ago. What resolved him to quit, he told the BBC's Sunday Morning show, was hearing a sermon on integrity at a prayer breakfast in Parliament on Tuesday." Read the story at BBC News, 10 July 2022

--Great example of what can be done to investigate-confront and prosecute-punish corporate financial corrupton (with adequate resources and resolve)! "Glencore pays more than $1 billion in four-agency settlementThe Swiss commodities trader admitted paying bribes throughout Africa and South America in settlements with four agencies in the US, UK and Brazil. Corruption probes in Switzerland and the Netherlands, however, continue." Global Investigative Report 25 May 2022. See also the Summary from the Department of Justice (DOJ)--US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York as well as this two-minute video announcement and overview by the DOJ "...no one, not even multinational corporations, is above the law."
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--COVID Care: Reflections and Resources (updated February 2022). Member Care Associates. "Pandemics, like many crises, bring out the best and the worst in us--our selfless and our selfish qualities. The reality of the uncertainties and anxieties of life, and indeed survival--existential risk--is heavy upon the world. Positively, the current COVID-19 pandemic certainly provides plenty of opportunities for us all, individually and collectively, to reflect on the types of people we want to be, the types of societies we need to build, and the types of changes we have to make.

We acknowledge that there are different views about this pandemic including how best to manage it and future health emergencies via science, public health policy, human rights principles, and international cooperation. We also note that the many overlapping, problems in our world continue unabated--shadow pandemics--even as this covid pandemic dominates the center stage globally: multi-dimensional poverty, protracted violence, human rights violations, gross inequalities, racism, mental ill health, environmental degradation, etc. This is the ongoing, cascading context--full of challenges and opportunities--for relentlessly pursuing sustainable development and wellbeing for all people-peoples and the planet."

--Dark Patterns--BBC Documentary, 30 minutes, aired on 16 February 2022. This podcast episode deals with the practical and psychological "tricks" for intentionally designing manipulation and exploitation into websites. Corruption is ubiquitous and "solutions" are elusive. In view of this year's GID theme, have a listen to consider how these dark practices can influence your own "choices," mental health, and overall wellbeing. And that of the public. We see this "intentional trickery" as yet another major example of the challenges for 'substantially reducing corruption in all its forms'--as per Sustainable Development Goal 16.5--including the systemic-business cultures of corruption into which we are immersed every day via the internet!

Episode description."Trying to cancel some online accounts can be a maze of searches and false hopes, multiple clicks through a puzzle of seemingly unrelated destinations. This is what has become known as a 'dark pattern'; complex web design that makes it hard for you to do something the website does not want you to do, and employs behavioural psychology to make you do things it does want you to do. It is just one of the techniques used to make us click, buy or subscribe..."

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Resources--2022 Theme: Integrity and Corruption in the Health Sector

--Healing Moral Injury: Reflections and Resources for Wounded Souls (March 2022) Member Care Update. “In this Update we overview moral injury--an area which is gaining increasing attention across disciplines (e.g., psychology, theology, medicine) and sectors (e.g., humanitarian, health, military). ‘Moral injury is the suffering [we] experience when we are in high stakes situations, things go wrong, and harm results that challenges our deepest moral codes and ability to trust in others or ourselves. The harm may be something we did, something we witnessed, or something that was done to us. It results in moral emotions such as shame, guilt, self-condemnation, outrage, and sorrow.’ Moral Injury--Volunteers of America” ...[The materials are] divided into three sections: definitions, descriptions, and recovery...[Have] a look at this very good and brief overview, "Moral Injury: The Effect on Mental Health and Implications for Treatment" in the The Lancet--Psychiatry (Volume 8, Issue 6, 1 June 2021, pages 453-455).” This Update is oriented towards the international Christian and health communities and is also relevant for colleagues from all backgrouunds.

--The Ignored Pandemic (2019). Transparency International (TI). “Universal health coverage, meaning that all individuals and communities can access essential quality health services without suffering financial hardship, has become the top priority of the World Health Organisation. Achieving the ambitious goal of universal health coverage will require more resources, and the better use of existing resources. At the same time, efforts to achieve universal health coverage are being significantly undermined by widespread corruption in frontline healthcare service delivery. Corruption in the health sector kills an estimated 140,000 children a year, fuels the global rise in anti-microbial resistance, and hinders the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Unless the most harmful forms of corruption are curbed, universal health coverage is unlikely to be achieved.” You can access additional TI publications on corruption and health HERE

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Reinforcing the Focus on Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans (2019). World Health Organization and UKaid. “The top strategic priority for the World Health Organization (WHO) is to support countries to progress towards universal health coverage. To achieve this aim, WHO supports countries to develop health policies, strategies and plans aimed at increasing access to quality health services for all, without people needing to suffer financial hardship in paying for them. Corruption causes significant losses of public money and may impede the ability of nations to make evidence-based policy choices and build consensus on the most effective approaches to transform health systems as part of the universal health coverage agenda. Corruption in the health sector has high costs both in terms of lives lost and resources wasted. Researchers estimate global average annual losses from health care fraud and error to be 6.19% of total expenditures, amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars (Gee & Button, 2015). Corruption is also a significant predictor of child mortality and other negative health outcomes. One researcher calculated that 140 000 child deaths per year are attributable to corruption, more than those caused by Ebola, cholera and rabies combined (Hanf et al., 2011) Recognizing that corruption may slow progress toward achieving universal health coverage, WHO Member States and development partners are working to prevent and control corruption (Mackey, Vian & Kohler, 2018)....”

--Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Health Care: Why do we speak so little about them? Webinar on 13 December 2021 organised by the Faith and Public Integrity Network. Link to watch the one hour recording of the webinar HERE.

--Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War (2021). Leonard Rubenstein. "Bringing together extensive research, firsthand experience, and compelling personal stories, Perilous Medicine also offers a path forward, detailing the lessons the international community needs to learn to protect people already suffering in war and those on the front lines of health care in conflict-ridden places around the world.”

--Global Integrity Day: Courage against corruption during COVID. Faith and Public Integrity Network. This weinar on 9 June 2021 featured the work of the Association for a More Just Society-Honduras (ASJ) an also included a short overview about global Intitatives for integrity and anti-corruption. Videos/audios and the two power point presentations HERE.

--The World We Want: Actions Towards a Sustainable, Fairer, and Healthier Society. A Short-film Trilogy, produced by People’s Health Movement (PHM), supported by Prince Mahidol Award Conference, 2022 Film I. Building Equitable Health Systems. “The first film records the voices of community health workers and health care professionals and health rights activists from across the globe, on the learning’s from the COVID pandemic for the design of healthcare systems...” Film II. Rethinking the SDGs.… in the Pandemic Aftermath…“The second film shines a spotlight on the Sustainable Development Goals - in what political economic context and what unequal power relations they arose and have continued to perpetuate...” Film III. Post-Pandemic Global Economics. Re-structure, Reform or just Re-vitalize. “The third film delves into the hegemonic, extractive and grossly unequal economic model, which prevails today...[and] underscores the need for a transformative shift...premised on fairness and justice that would ensure human survival...”

--Corruption and Mental Health: Evidence from Vietnam (May 2021). Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, and Finn Tarp. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization. Highlights: "We examine the relationship between exposure to local corruption and mental health in rural Vietnam. Using two datasets, we find strong and consistent evidence that petty corruption is positively associated with psychological distress. Suggestive evidence that a recent anti-corruption campaign had significant positive effects on mental health. There may be substantial psychosocial and mental health benefits from efforts to reduce corruption and improve governance."

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Anticorruption in the Health Sector--Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (2010). Edited by Tara Vian, William Savedoff and Harald Mathisen. “[This book] brings practical experience to bear on anticorruption approaches tailored specifically to health. The contributors, all skilled practitioners, address the consequences of different types of corruption and show how agencies can more effectively address these challenges as an integral part of their development work. Both practitioner and classroom-friendly, this book finally addresses a neglected issue that has so much bearing on global health and governance.”

Psychological Insights on Integrity and Corruption
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Healing Moral Injury: Reflections and Resources for Wounded Souls (March 2022). Member Care Update. One of the featured resources is "Moral Injury: The Effect on Mental Health and Implications for Treatment" (The Lancet--Psychiatry, 1 June 2021).

--Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Behaviors (2020, 3rd edition). Caroll Tavris and Elliot Aronson. See the Table of Contents, Preface, Introduction, and Chapter 1 in the Amazon book preview.

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Moral Disengagement​: How People Do Harm and Live with Themselves (2016). Albert Bandura. See this short overview of Bandura's "eight mechanisms of moral disengagement."

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The Social Psychology of Good and Evil (2016, 2nd edition). Edited by Arthur Miller. See the Table of Contents, Introduction-Overview, and Index in the Amazon book preview.

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Health for Peace: Contributions from Peace Psychology. This is a 25-minute presentation by Dr. Kelly O’Donnell given during Geneva Peace Week, held at United Nations (7 November 2018). It overviews a) the field of Peace Psychology and its relevance for peace and wellbeing and b) three psychological processes that can interfere with moral health: cognitive dissonance, the bystander effect, and intractable conflicts. You can access the power point HERE and the video HERE. Note that “moral health” is a crucial part of human development and wellbeing and hence its inclusion in this year’s GID spotlight.

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Positive Psychology--resources. “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.” Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Also see the related materials from the Authentic Happiness website including free self-assessments for wellbeing, character strengths-virtues, etc.

Global Integrity Day
Special News 2022
Crrossing sectors-cultures-countries-settings

Corruption is criminal, immoral and the ultimate betrayal of public trust.….We must hold leaders to account….A vibrant civic space and open access to information are essential. And we must protect the rights and recognize the courage of whistle-blowers who expose wrongdoing….As an age-old plague takes on new forms, let us combat it with new heights of resolve.”
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, Statement on corruption in the context of COVID-19
(15 Oct
ober 2020) Watch the short video HERE.
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--“The UNCAC Coalition [Civil Society Coalition for the UN Convention Against Corruption]--launched the Short Film Series: Unveiling our Stories “ Victims of Corruption [6-10 minutes long] based on the videos submitted to the Short Film Contest last year. Our feature films for the summer are The Boogeyman: Who Killed Sherry Anne Duncan? [Thailand], Corruption Files: The Whistleblower: Ana Garrido [Spain, and 18 Plaintiffs from Indonesia]. Corruption is happening behind closed doors. Society as a whole, institutions, communities, the public, and individuals are victimized, due to both direct and indirect consequences of corruption. Therefore, the aim of our short film series is to give a voice, a face, and a platform to such victims of corruption who struggle to be recognized and who are seeking reparation. Please follow the series on social media with the hashtags #VoCSeries, #VictimsofCorruption, and #Corruption. Learn more about the Short Film Series here!”


--Anti-Coruption Training Events from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)​. The Use of Technologies for Battling Corruption (free e-course available online from 9 May-June 20--in Arabic and English), Anti-Corruption and Sustainable Development (free e-course in Arabic availble on line from 13 May-26 June), and Contemporary Literacy on Anti-Corruption (free online conference from 24-25 May 2022). See more materials and updates on anti-corruption from UNITAR HERE.

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Globethics.net Academy Course Programme 2022: Presenting an Ethical Education Ecosystem for You. This one hour information session overviews the four online courses launching this semester on: Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development, Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals, Interreligious Cooperation for Peace: Ethical Studies and Responsible Leadership. The Globethics.net Library and Publications team will also introduce the many resources available for you during your studies and beyond.


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-UNCAC Civil Society Coalition. Update 11 February 2022. "The global civil society network for the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)." “A lot happened at the 9th UNCAC Conference of the States Parties (CoSP). To find out more, see our: summary of the adopted resolutions and decisions key take-aways from the plenary discussions; photo summary of the event; and the documentation of all submissions, statements and activities of the UNCAC Coalition and its members at the CoSP.”


--How Transparent Are Countries About Their Implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption? UNCAC Coaliton (27 April 2022). "Together with partner NGOs we so far have filed access to information requests in over 20 countries, asking governments to release key documents from their UNCAC implementation reviews, as well as data on stakeholder participation and follow-up actions. More than ten official UNCAC review documents, which were previously secret, have already been released."

--Corruption Perceptions Index 2021 (25 January 2022). Transparency International. "“Two years into the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that corruption levels remain at a standstill worldwide. Despite commitments on paper, 131 countries have made no significant progress against corruption over the last decade, and this year 27 countries are at a historic low in their CPI score. Meanwhile, human rights and democracy across the world are under assault. This is no coincidence. Corruption enables human rights abuses. Conversely, ensuring basic rights and freedoms means there is less space for corruption to go unchallenged. The 2021 CPI results show that countries with well-protected civil and political liberties generally control corruption better. The fundamental freedoms of association and expression are crucial in the fight for a world free of corruption. There is an urgent need to accelerate the fight against corruption if we are to halt human rights abuses and democratic decline across the globe.”

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The Globethics.net discussion paper, Ethics in Higher Education-A Key Driver to Recovery in a World Living with COVID-19, was launched on the International Day of Education (24 Janaury) this year. "It invites us to reflect and exchange on the transformative potential, lived experiences and vision of an education and an educational system that is based on ethical values and principles."

--What to do About Fraud in the Workplace. Making It Work Podcast, Theology of Work Project, Fuller Theological Seminary. “If you suspect fraud in your workplace, what should you do about it? Our guest today, Charles Malgwi, faced this nightmare scenario at his supposed dream job. He navigated through a banking system riddled with fraud to become an expert in forensic accounting. Today, he is a professor of accounting, and he recently won the Gregory H Damian Award for excellence in teaching.” You can also read the transcript below the podcast image-link above.

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Global Investigations Review (GIR). GIR provides global coverage of corporate investigations and their aftermath. Their daily news updates can keep you up to date with significant developments in the world of corporate investigations.


A Day in the News--20 January 2022
Examples from mainstream international news sources reflecting the multi-faceted and intertwining nature of both integrity and corruption:
--Millionaires ask to pay more tax. A group of more than 100 of the world's richest people have called on governments to make them pay more tax. BBC

--Ex-pope Benedict accused of inaction in sexual abuse cases. Long-awaited report says Joseph Ratzinger ‘failed to act’ on instances of alleged misconduct while archbishop of Munich and Freising. Al Jazeera

--French lawmakers officially recognise China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide.’ France's parliament on Thursday denounced a "genocide" by China against its Uyghur Muslim population, in a resolution that risks straining ties between Paris and Beijing two weeks before the Winter Olympics. France 24

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Two Mexican journalists killed in just two weeks. "The photojournalist Margarito Martinez Esquivel, 49, first received threats on Facebook a good month ago. He was falsely accused of running a number of obscure sites spreading gossip about the drug underworld in his hometown Tijuana. He was a courageous, experienced journalist who was familiar with the security situation in Mexico, the world of drug trafficking and the danger of such accusations..." DW [More info interviewing Mexican journalists on BBC OS 16 February 2022 stating at minute 45]

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Special News 2021--see the Special News section for the full list or items
13-17 December 2021: Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC/COSP9), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. More information is on the website of UN Office of Drugs and Crime. Recordings of some of the Special Events are available HERE

13 December 13:00 (UTC): Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Health Care: Why do we speak so little about them? Organised by the Faith and Public Integrity Network. Link to watch the one hour recording of the webinar HERE.

9 December 2021, 9am--11am (New York Time): Integrity: Fighting the Evil of Corruption. Organized by the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Network (GIN), Lausanne-WEA. Presentations available on the GIN website HERE.


2-4 June 2021: United Nations General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption: "Challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation" (10:00-13:00 and 15:18:00 EST, everyday; livestreamed and archived on UN Web TV). Also: watch the 80 minute High-Level Supporting Event with Civil Society and UN presenters, 3 June 13:30-15:00: Addressing Corruption in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Livestreamed on UN Web TV and video archived HERE. Also note the Political Declaration was unanimously adopted on day one (18 pages; note "integrity" is included 19 times): "Our common commitment to effectively addressing challenges and implementing measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation."


9 December 2020: This day is designated by the United Nations as both International Anti-Corruption Day and International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime.


30 November-5 December 2020. 19th international Anti-Corruption Conference. Two suggestions:

--Opening Plenary (minute 4 through minute 16) including the 10 minute address from former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He concludes: “With a transformative global vision, you can help realize justice and integrity for all…Let us work together to make this world better for all where nobody is left behind. I count on your leadership and strong commitment.”

--Plenary 4: Breaking Vicious Cycles of Dirty Money and Impunity. Watching the entire plenary, including the Q and A, is well worth it. 90 minutes.

Definitions
Integrity and Integ
roty

--Integrity is moral wholeness—living consistently in moral wholeness.
--Corruption is moral rottenness, the opposite of integrity--the distortion, perversion, and deterioration of moral goodness, resulting in the abuse and exploitation of people and the planet. It is integroty.
--Global integrity is living consistently in moral wholeness at all levels--individual, interpersonal, institutional, and international; across sectors and settings; local through global; the systemic and structural.

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Corruption is "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain." Transparency International

Corruption is "a system of abuse of entrusted power for private, collective, or political gain--often involving a complex, intertwined set of relationships, some obvious, others hidden, with established vested interests that can operate vertically within an institution or horizontally across political, economic, and social spheres of society and transnationally." Shaazka Beyerle, Curtailing Corruption--People Power for Accountability and Justice (2014, page 25)

Recent Resoures
Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Contact us to share examples/links--MCAresources@gmail.com
See all the
Recent Recources section of this website
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United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals (in the six official UN languages)
17 Goals, 169 Targets, 247 Indicators

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SDG Indicators, Metadata Repository
Note information on SDG 16, especially these indicators related to corruption: SDG 16.5.1. and SDG 16.5.2
--Sustainable Development Progress Report.
Global Integration Update (August 2021)

G20 Interfaith Forum, Working Group on Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (corruption is 1 of 6 topics)

Civil 20 (C20) is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20. “It provides a platform of Civil Society Organizations around the world to bring forth the political dialogue with the G20. The Civil 20 process involves a wide variety of organizations and networks far beyond the G20 countries and it is structured around the C20 Guiding Principles. The C20 is organized in thematic Working Groups with two co-facilitators, one from the host country and one from the international civil society.”

Official Channels (2020). Brian Martin. Irene Publishing. Note: Available online for free. There is no subtitle to this book. Our suggestion would be something like this: When Doing the Sensible Thing Makes No Sense--Exploring the Limits of and Alternatives to Formal Procedures for Whistleblowing, Confronting Corruption, Resolving Problems, and Seeking Justice.

Building New Bridges Together: Strengthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19. Globethics, virtual conference with four tracks, 25 June 2020, pre-conference events 17-24 June 2020

OECD Public Integrity Handbook (May 2020). "...provides guidance to government, business and civil society on implementing the [13] OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity. " Available in English and French.

The Psychology Behind Unethical Behavior (12 April 2019), Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg, Harvard Business Review.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: 50 Cases from Africa for Teaching and Training (2019). Editors: Tobe Nnamani and Christoph Stückelberger

Institutional Integrity: An Essential Building Block of Sustainable Reform (October 2018), report by James Michel.

"Der bestirnte Himmel über mir und das moralische Gesetz in mir."
“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. I do not seek or conjecture either of them as if they were veiled obscurities or extravagances beyond the horizon of my vision; I see them before me and connect them immediately with the consciousness of my existence.”
Immanuel Kant,
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)

Participate in this special day and throughout the year
via GID's developing p
latform and emphasis on living in integrity by
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a) cultivating lifestyles, cultures, and systems of integrity from the individual through the international levels;
b)
joining together to understand and address the causes and consequences of corruption in its many forms; and
c)
working towards just and equitable societies marked with wellbeing for all people and for the planet."

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Contact us about endorsing GID.
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Initial Endorsers
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Member Care Associates, Inc.
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Amy McConnell Franklin, PhD--Consultancy and Training
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Urban Mosaic
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Lausanne-WEA Integrity and Anti-Corruption Network