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Highlights from our 20th Anniversary event

It’s now 20 years since Transparency International began its fight to end corruption worldwide. It’s been a busy two decades, with landmark global conventions, leaders held to account for their actions, and millions of people standing up and challenging corruption in their daily lives.

But our 20th anniversary isn’t only about remembering our history, it’s about shaping our future – and today in Berlin, we’re looking at where we’re going next.

Led by panels of global experts, our anniversary conference will be tackling the biggest issues facing the anti-corruption movement – from ending poverty and securing a sustainable future for the planet, to ensuring the corrupt don’t get away with their crimes.

Get involved! We’re streaming the action live, and inviting corruption fighters worldwide to join the conversation at #TI@20.

Here are some highlights of the day so far.

  • A banner is put in place on the conference venue, Berlin's Café Moskau.

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  • The audience gathered at the conference celebrating Transparency International's 20th anniversary in Berlin today.

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  • Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International

    "Today, people are far more aware of corruption than 20 years ago. They know something can be done about it, and they expect their leaders to act."

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  • Peter Eigen, Founder, Transparency International

    "We need companies, civil society and governments to come together as islands of integrity."

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  • Richard von Weizsäcker, former President of Germany

    Richard von Weizsäcker addresses the audience.

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  • Leonard McCarthy, Vice President for Integrity, World Bank

    Leonard McCarthy addresses the audience.

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  • Frank Vogl, Co-Founder and Member of the Advisory Council, Transparency International moderates our ‘On corruption’ panel featuring Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General, World Trade Organization and Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary General, OECD.

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  • Kamal Hossain, Co-Founder of Transparency International and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh moderates our ‘No to impunity’ panel featuring Baltasar Garzón, Spanish Jurist and José Ugaz, Board Member, Transparency International.

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  • Baltasar Garzón, Spanish Jurist

    ”Money-laundering, bribery, corruption and organised crime must be subjected to universal jurisdiction.”

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  • Laurence Cockcroft, Co-Founder of Transparency International and Former Chair of Transparency International UK, moderates our panel on ‘Fighting poverty’ featuring Jon Lidén, Head of Strategy and Planning, Africa Progress Panel; Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever; and Claudia Pragua, Head of Division for Governance, Democracy, and Rule of Law, BMZ.

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  • Claudia Pragua, Head of Division for Governance, Democracy, and Rule of Law, BMZ

    ”When it comes to poverty, corruption is the linking factor… only collective action will bring us forward.”

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  • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

    Speaking of the power of social media to drive change fast, "if they did it in Egypt in 17 days, it can happen in a company in nanoseconds.”

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  • Peter Conze, Co-Founder of Transparency International and Board Member of Transparency International Germany, moderates our panel on ‘Joining forces’, featuring Peter Eigen, Founder, Transparency International; Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption; and Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace International.

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  • Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace International

    ”We have to begin to contest those issues which may be legal, but are unjust. Slavery was also legal at one stage.”

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  • Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

    ”We are not fighting for some abstract idea, we are fighting for the future of the human race.”

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  • Fritz Heimann, Co-Founder of Transparency International; Laurence Cockcroft, Co-Founder of Transparency International; Pierre Landell-Mills, Founder of Partnership for Transparency Fund; and Frank Vogl, Co-Founder of Transparency International participating in our ‘Citizens against Corruption’ panel.

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  • Ugoh Wilson Emenike, Winner of our Youth Writing Competition 2013

    Ugoh Wilson Emenike is a 23-year-old activist, writer and teacher from Nigeria. Here he receives his reward from Mary Jane Ncube, Executive Director of Transparency International Zimbabwe.

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  • Sony Ramany, Winner of our Youth Photo Competition 2013

    Sony Ramany is a 21-year-old photographer from Bangladesh.

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  • Winners of our Youth Writing and Photo Competitions

    Akere Muna (Vice Chair, Transparency International), Sony Ramany (Winner of our Youth Photo Competition), Huguette Labelle (Chair, Transparency International), Ugoh Wilson Emenike (Winner of our Youth Writing Competition), and Mary Jane Ncube (Executive Director, Transparency International Zimbabwe).

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  • Transparency International receives the GOPAC Award

    Huguette Labelle receives the GOPAC Award on behalf of the Transparency International movement from Dr. Naser al Sane, Member-at-large and Chair of Management Committee of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption.

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  • Integrity Awards 2013

    From left, J.C. Weliamuna (Chair of Integrity Awards Committee and Board Member, Transparency International), Huguette Labelle (Chair, Transparency International), Integrity Award Winner Rafael Marques de Morais (Human Rights Activist and Journalist, Angola), Integrity Award Winner Luo Changping (Journalist, China), Peter Eigen (Founder, Transparency International), and Akere Muna (Vice-Chair, Transparency International).

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