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Media advisory: Water gets the integrity treatment

Transparency International to launch Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector will be released on 25 June 2008 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Corruption undermines development as it exacerbates the global water crisis that threatens billions of lives and facilitates environmental degradation. It represents a risk for efforts to tackle the food crisis and affects all aspects of the water sector, from water resources management to drinking water services, irrigation and hydropower.

In this timely report, scholars and professionals document the impact of corruption in the sector, with case studies from all around the world offering practical suggestions for reform.

Panel discussion followed by press conference

Wednesday 25 June, 2008
10.00 - 11.30 am

United Nations Headquarters
Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium
Visitor’s entrance at 46th Street & First Avenue
New York, NY

  • Journalists without a UN pass must register for this event at:
  • Please arrive by 9.30 to clear security and reach the event venue by 10.00.
  • All journalists attending the press conference will receive a hard copy of the Global Corruption Report 2008.


Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

For any press enquiries please contact

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser
T: +49 30 34 38 20 662
E: [email protected]