STUDENTS IN EASTERN SUDAN PARTICIPATE IN ARTISTIC COMPETITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY, 2012.
Corruption undermines human development and democracy. It reduces access to public services by diverting public resources for private gain.
The real costs of corruption were highlighted by the UN Secretary-General in his 2009 statement for the International Anti-Corruption Day:
"When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewer resources to build schools, hospitals, roads and water treatment facilities. When foreign aid is diverted into private bank accounts, major infrastructure projects come to a halt. Corruption enables fake or substandard medicines to be dumped on the market, and hazardous waste to be dumped in landfill sites and in oceans. The vulnerable suffer first and worst."
Corruption hinders economic development by distorting markets and damaging private sector integrity. Some facts and figures on corruption are:
This picture released on March 8, 2012 by the Venezuelan presidential press office shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez strolling with his daugthers Rosa Virginia (L) and Maria Gabriela (R) in Havana. Maria Gabriela took to social media to demand a halt to "lies" about her father's health after rumors circulated the cancer-embattled leader had died.
AFP - One of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's daughters took to social media to demand a halt to "lies" about her father's health after rumors circulated the cancer-embattled leader had died.
"Respect for the family and especially fully respect for my people. Enough of the lies! We are next to papa. LIVING, struggling and recovering his health. WITH GOD," Maria Gabriela Chavez wrote in a Twitter message Friday.
Maria, the second of Chavez's four children, is with the Venezuelan leader in Havana as he recovers from cancer surgery.
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NTF II Team November 07, 2012
Representatives from Senegal's Ministry of Trade, the Dutch Embassy in Dakar, business support institutions, mango exporters, producers and processors, and the International Trade Centre's NTF II team participated in the 5 October conference, which was organised by ITC, the Dutch Center for the Promotion of Exports (CBI) and the Senegalese Agency for the Promotion of Exports (Asepex). The agenda focused on initiatives undertaken by the NTF II project in the areas of quality, marketing and packaging. The success of the 2012 export campaign reflects the growing demand for mangoes in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East and the unique position of Senegalese mangoes, which reach the market whe…
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NTF II Team December 17, 2012
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