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Cook Islands Government acknowledges International Anti Corruption Day

Cook Islands acknowledges International Anti-Corruption Day

The Government is using today’s International Anti Corruption Day to help the public understand how they can help keep the Cook Islands corruption-free.

Finance Minister Hon Mark Brown said it was important to future investment in the Cook Islands that the Government remain committed to practicing and promoting anti-corruption initiatives.

“We have a good reputation internationally. What that means is that we are more likely to be able to get resources from funds that will help all Cook Islands people,” the Minister said.

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Cook Islands Government working to maintain reputation

Cook Islands Government working to maintain reputation
Financial Secretary Richard Neves states that government agencies in the Cook Islands are not resting on its laurels when it comes to preventing corruption.

Mr Neves was speaking on International Anti Corruption Day – a United Nations initiative which supports the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

“Corruption is a problem in all countries, some more so than others. We have a good reputation internationally and we work hard to maintain that reputation.

“But by ensuring we have robust systems and processes in place we reduce opportunities for corruption.

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Press Release - Factsheet Anti Corruption



Keep the Cook Islands Corruption-Free
The Cook Islands supports the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

That means we work to make sure that our country works in a way that is open, transparent and accountable.

What is corruption?
Corruption is intentionally misleading or harming someone else in order to gain a financial or other benefit or to avoid an obligation.

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