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Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is undertaken by a person or an organization which is entrusted in a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse power for one's personal gain. Corruption may involve many activities which include bribery, influence peddling and the embezzlement and it may also involve practices which are legal in many countries. Political corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts with an official capacity for personal gain. Corruption is most common in kleptocracies, oligarchies, narco-states, and mafia states.

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Organizations relating to Corruption

Arab Anti-Corruption Organization / Beirut, Lebanon
International Anti-Corruption Conference Council / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1996
Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific / Manila, Philippines / Est. 1999
CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative / London, UK
European Contact-point Network against Corruption / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2008
UNCAC Coalition / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2006
The Trust for the Americas / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1997
Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia / Paris, France / Est. 1998
Anti-Corruption Student Network in South East Europe
Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative / Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina / Est. 2000
Open Government Partnership / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2011
PROBIDAD / La Libertad, El Salvador / Est. 1994
International Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Society / Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria / Est. 1999
GOPAC América Latina y el Caribe / Mexico City, Mexico
GOPAC Oceania
South East Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Pasay City, Philippines
African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption / Accra, Ghana / Est. 2003
Network of Institutions for the Fight Against Corruption and the Recovery of Public Ethics / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 1998
Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Baabda, Lebanon / Est. 2004
Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity
OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions / Est. 1997
United Nations Convention Against Corruption / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2003
Inter-American Convention Against Corruption / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1996
European Union Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Est. 2005
International Group on Anti-Corruption Coordination
Caribbean Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Est. 2005
South Pacific Parliamentarians Against Corruption
North American Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Newly Independent States Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Est. 2003
Multidisciplinary Group on Corruption / Est. 1994
Central Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption
ICC Standing Committee on Extortion and Bribery / Est. 1996
International Anti-Corruption Forum / Miami FL, USA
North East Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Est. 2003
African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption / Est. 2003
Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2003
Criminal Law Convention on Corruption / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1999
Civil Law Convention on Corruption / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1999
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 2002
International Anti-Corruption Academy / Laxenburg, Austria / Est. 2011
TRACE International / Annapolis MD, USA / Est. 2001
Global Forum
International Anti-Corruption Conference / Berlin, Germany
Group of States Against Corruption / Strasbourg, France
European Partners against Corruption / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2004
International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities / Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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World Problems relating to Corruption

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unethical practices in the public sector
Corruption
Unethical commercial practices
Unethical practices in forestry
Police corruption
Unethical practices in the legal system
Sexual molestation of children
Unethical practices of accountants
Criminal usury
Improper financing of political parties
Unethical practices of relatives of leaders
Unethical construction practices
Sexual intercourse with minors
Unethical practices of engineering
Ineffective legislation against organized crime
Intergovernmental organization mismanagement
Unethical practices by employees
Criminal coercion
Unethical real estate practice
Unethical sporting practices
Unethical practices of national defence industries
Corruption of juries
Immorality
Bribery of public officials
Journalistic irresponsibility

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