TINZ Attends the C20 Summit

In November 2014, leaders from the G20 group of nations will gather in Brisbane to shape the next stage of international cooperation for financial stability and economic growth. New Zealand has been invited by host country, Australia, to participate.

While economic growth after the global financial crisis is the theme of the G20, one of their other top priorities is to decide the future of the G20 anti-corruption action plan. A key plank in government efforts is to build the resilience of the global economy against corporate and regulatory failures, prevent the repeat of financial crises, and ensure fair and sustainable economic development.

TINZ Chair, Suzanne Snively and Director Daniel King joined world-leading anti-corruption experts, advocates and policymakers in Brisbane to review progress in implementation of the 2013-2014 action anti-corruption plan, and help identify what should be the anti-corruption commitments of G20 leaders moving forward on 17-18 June in Brisbane and the C20 conference 20-21 June in Melbourne. 

The first day Griffith University, in partnership with Transparency International, hosted a half-day public conference and dinner, on the vital role of of anti-corruption leadership by the G20 group of nations, and a workshop on assessment of 'integrity systems' around the world.  TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment as recognized as the most comprehensive NIS ever during the Brisbane conference. 

The next day they attended a conference on Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20  a joint initiative of Griffith University's Centre for Governance & Public Policy, ARC Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies, and Institute for Ethics Governance & Law.  The Brisbane events concluded with a dinner with guest speaker, Huguette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Transparency International.

In Melbourne, The C20 Summit was to identify the key message to the G20 from global civil society. It offered the several hundred delegates a platform to discuss the key issues that they would like to be debated by world leaders at the Brisbane G20. Huguette Labelle was also the guest dinner speaker at this event.

Prior to the C20, Huguette spoke to the Melbourne Press Club to publicisethe C20 Summit. Local journalists quizzed Suzanne Snively about how New Zealand consistently achieves its high Corruption Perceptions Index ranking. Her answer was that many New Zealanders are asking themselves exactly the same question, which is why the New Zealand Chapter engaged nearly 40 researchers in the 2013 national integrity system assessment.


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