Llinares joins Cataluña and the Balearic Islands to share anti-corruption straregies

The Agency against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community directed by the lawyer Joan Llinares has sealed an alliance with the homonymous entities of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands to weave agreements that develop strategies to anticipate corruption cases that may arise in the three territories . The agreement states that the three entities will establish communication and collaboration channels that will be maintained permanently with the aim that the three offices can be more effective in the fight against corruption. Llinare0s believes that in this way it gains in efficiency since fraud cases may arise that have ramifications in other territories.

Screening of the documentary: “”Corruption: the harmful organism””

On May 28, the documentary “Corrupció: l’organisme nociu” was screened in the film library of the Generalitat Valenciana, with a large influx of public and representatives of civil society, the magistracy, the prosecution service and various institutional representatives.

After the presentation made by Mr. Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, once the screening was over, the representative of the documentary producer, Ms. Teresa Soler, and, finally, the former Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor took the floor. Mr. Carlos Jiménez Villarejo who for more than 30 minutes made a presentation on the serious problem of corruption in Spain.

Access to the intervention full text of the former Prosecutor Carlos Jimenez Villarejo

United Nations Day against Corruption

Secretary General’s Message on Anti-Corruption Day, 2018

Corruption is present in all countries, whether rich or poor, north or south.

This is an attack on the values ​​of the United Nations.

It robs societies of schools, hospitals, and other vital services, drives away foreign investment, and robs nations of their natural resources.

It undermines the rule of law and encourages the commission of crimes such as the illicit trafficking of people, drugs and arms.

Tax evasion, money laundering and other illicit flows divert resources that are badly needed for sustainable development.

The World Economic Forum estimates the cost of corruption at at least $ 2.6 trillion, or 5% of the world’s gross domestic product.

According to the World Bank, companies and individuals pay more than $ 1 trillion in bribes each year.

Corruption breeds more corruption and fosters a destructive culture of impunity.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption is one of the main instruments at our disposal to advance in this fight.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its targets also provide guidelines for action.

Through the peer review mechanism provided in the Convention, we can work together to lay the foundation for trust and accountability. It is in our power to educate and empower citizens, promote transparency and strengthen international cooperation to recover stolen assets.

Millions of people around the world have gone to the polls this year with corruption as one of their top priorities. On International Day Against Corruption, let’s take a firm stand for integrity.

António Guterres