12th October 2016
South Korea is considering unilateral sanctions against rival North Korea in response to the latter’s recent nuclear test, the fifth and the most powerful so far. Seoul will reportedly go ahead with its set of sanctions if the United Nations delays adoption of a resolution against the reclusive state. The… Read More
11th October 2016
China appears to have pushed back on a U.S. bid to close a U.N. loophole that allows North Korea to export coal for “livelihood purposes,” saying the well-being of North Koreans is a priority in negotiations on possible new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Since North Korea’s fifth and largest nuclear… Read More
7th October 2016
In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts today urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulations. In a news release, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human… Read More
28th September 2016
Royal Bank of Scotland is to pay 1.1 billion US dollars (£845 million) to a US regulator to settle two claims over mis-sold mortgage bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis. Read More
11th August 2016
Poverty and corruption are two sides of the same coin, and in this case, Upper Egypt is the coin. As the poverty rate rises, the majority of the poor reside in Assiut and Sohag. While this devastating situation has existed in parts of Egypt for decades, more cities in Upper… Read More
11th August 2016
A United Nations agency said on Thursday it would help Iraq to tackle endemic graft that is eroding its economy and institutions as Baghdad struggles to defeat Islamic State militants. The U.N. Development Program will recruit international investigators to mentor and train Iraqi government auditors tasked with corruption investigations, it… Read More
9th August 2016
Exposing Graft Cost Official His Job, Led to Charges Read More
13th July 2016
Please be advised that the United Nations Security Council has deleted one individual from the list of persons associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.  All persons on the list are subject to restrictive measures which include targeted financial sanctions  … Read More
28th June 2016
A US prosecutor said on Monday that Chinese officials were involved in developing a United Nations-focused news outlet that was used to funnel bribes from a Macau billionaire to a former UN General Assembly president who died last week. Assistant US Attorney Daniel Richenthal made that claim at… Read More
6th May 2016
The UN Security Council's sanctions committee has sought information from member states about individuals involved in supplying funds to terror groups like al-Qaeda or ISIS to blacklist them, saying freezing of assets are one area the "sanctions can really bite". Read More