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feature story - In Historic UN Security Council Session, John Prendergast Briefs Members on Need to Act Against Corruption-Fueled Violence

september 10th, 2018

Note: This blog was published on enoughproject.org.

On September 10th, the U.N. Security Council held a historic session on the role that corruption plays in fueling violent conflict and atrocities around the world.

John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry, briefed Security Council members on the urgent need for the international community to take action to address this crisis. Specifically, he described how the powerful tools of leverage such as network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, and prosecutions by the International Criminal Court and other courts can change the incentive structure for the violent kleptocrats that cling to power while exploiting their countries’ natural resources and financial assets for self-enrichment.

Read the full blog here.

 

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