Corruption endangers the stability and well-being of people around the world and threatens the national interests of the United States and its allies. As a result, fighting corruption is a global imperative for the United States government. We are working bilaterally and regionally with a variety of partners across the globe, including other concerned governments, civil society, and private enterprise, to build capacity to prevent corruption and to hold accountable those who encourage, assist, or engage in corruption.
The United States is also working multilaterally to develop international frameworks dedicated to anticorruption standards, engaging through the UN Convention Against Corruption, the U.S.-Africa Partnership on Illicit Finance, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Working Group on Bribery, the Open Government Partnership Initiative, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the G20, among other multilateral frameworks.
While the United States is already fighting corruption on multiple fronts, we will continue to intensify our efforts. In conjunction with the 16th International Anticorruption Conference (IACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, the United States will announce the following new initiatives aimed at combating corruption.
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