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07 December 2017
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Data on enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Convention

443 individuals and 158 entities have been sanctioned in criminal proceedings for foreign bribery as of end-2016, according to data on enforcement collected by the OECD Working Group on Bribery. This report also contains a special focus on international co-operation in anti-bribery law enforcement.
5 priorities to tackle tax fraud and other financial crimes

Data-leaks such as last year’s Panama Papers and the recent ‘paradise papers’ demonstrate that tax fraud and other financial crimes  require a global and multi-disciplinary response. Opaque offshore structures across several jurisdictions make it harder than ever to track fraud. Almost 200 international experts attended the 5th Forum on Tax and Crime in November 2017 to discuss ways to tackle these crimes more effectively.
1st report on the status of implementation of the AEOI Standard was adopted

The 10th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes adopted the first report on the status of implementation of the AEOI Standard a few weeks after almost 50 countries started exchanges of information under the new standard on automatic exchange of information, with another 53 countries starting in September 2018. The Global Forum also approved the peer reviews of Curaçao, Denmark, India, Isle of Man, Italy and Jersey. In the margins of the meeting, African ministers called for action to combat tax evasion in Africa.
Global trade without corruption

Customs-related corruption costs World Customs Organization (WCO) members at least USD 2 billion in customs revenue each year. This report combines insights from OECD work on trade facilitation, responsible business conduct and integrity in customs and identifies 5 key measures to reduce corruption in global trade.
Nurturing an Anti-Corruption Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region

To support reform implementation, the Public Integrity Network (PIN) for Asia-Pacific was launched at the 9th Regional Conference of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific in Seoul. The Conference also featured the third meeting of the Law Enforcement Network (LEN).
Greece awareness-raising campaign

Greece’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan identifies key areas of reform to strengthen integrity and fight corruption and bribery. As part of the Greece-OECD project, the General Secretariat against corruption (GSAC), with assistance from the OECD, has launched a campaign to raise awareness amongst the public with regards to the negative impact and consequences of corruption on Greek society.
Upcoming events
20 Years of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Anti-Bribery Convention, join governments, the private sector, civil society and the media in Paris on 12 December to reflect on the achievements, challenges and future goals of the Convention.
Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum - Youth ReseachEdge Competition

Thank you to all who responded to our Call for Papers: 144 papers received from 56 countries worldwide.
Stay tuned to see the winners who will present their research on 27-28 March at the 2018 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum.

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2nd Africa Academy Programme for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation
In June 2017, the OECD, Kenya, Italy and Germany launched the Pilot Africa Academy Programme for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation. A second programme will be delivered in February 2018.  This one-week programme will focus on VAT/GST Fraud. Two additional programmes will take place in June and November 2018.
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