OECD and United Nations action against corruption

The oecd has a website devoted to corruption  and a  paper relating to  public procurement

www.oecd.org/corruption

At transparency NZ we are concerned about the manner in which things are done, changes made without consultation, or consultation which is carried out because the box has to be ticked   but any thing  that comes out of the consultation  won’t make the slightest  bit of difference.

Penny Bright is  actively dealing with  public Private relationships such as  water  privatisation  and the super city. Her blog is http://waterpressure.wordpress.com/

Grace Haden  is  now focused on the privatisation of Dog and stock control  . her blog shows how privatisation of this began  as long as 20 years ago   . Her blog is at http://anticorruptionnz.wordpress.com

Vince Siemer  our press officer  has a news web site  Kiwis First located at http://www.kiwisfirst.co.nz  he provides the news that others  seek to suppress.

In  comparing notes   we have discovered that   there are similar trends.  that is how Lobbying is carried out  and how those with business interests  appear to have more  say than those whose  lives and well-being the   nation should be considering.

New Zealand has moved from  a country with  caring leadership to  one  which is  driven by  business , the people have become  a commodity  and greed is rife.

In short we have lost integrity the ECD has a definition

Defining integrity
Integrity can be defined as the use of funds, resources, assets, and authority, according to the intended official purposes, to be used in line with public interest. A „negative‟ approach to define integrity is also useful to determine an effective strategy for preventing „integrity violations‟ in the field of public procurement. Integrity violations include:
· Corruption including bribery, „kickbacks‟, nepotism, cronyism and clientelism;
· Fraud and theft of resources, for example through product substitution in the delivery which results in lower quality materials;
· Conflict of interest in the public service and in post-public employment;
· Collusion;
· Abuse and manipulation of information;
· Discriminatory treatment in the public procurement process; and
· The waste and abuse of organisational resources.

This could  be the reason why New Zealand has not ratified the  united nations convention against corruption   because we can almost certainly tick all of the above  boxes .

Our aim is to provide the information  so that New Zealand can move closer to  ratifying the  united nations  convention against corruption   so that New Zealand can become  the lesast corrupt   with integrity  rather  than  achieving that statistic  by attacking and silencing those  who  attempt to expose corrupt practices.

further reading

Public Governance and management

OECD Guidelines in the area of public service ethics

Policy brief: Keeping Government Contracts Clean

The united nations convention against corruption  pages are at http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CAC/index.html

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