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Runaway Bay Declaration: Towards curbing corruption in the Americas

We, Transparency International’s twenty National Chapters and Contacts in the Americas in cooperation with the Americas Department at the Secretariat represented by 35 participants at the 2012 Americas Regional Meeting in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, commit to maximise our efforts and focus regional action to curb corruption together with citizens and relevant actors and networks by working towards:

  • Right to know: All citizens in the Americas need to be able to exercise their right to Access to Information by 2015
  • Ending impunity: Effective mechanisms protecting and enabling people to speak out against and stand up to corruption need to be in place in all countries in the region to help put an end to impunity,
  • Tackling inequality: Plans and actions to reduce poverty and inequality, including social programmes, in the Americas must incorporate transparency as a central element of design and execution, and as a measure of accountability and inclusion of its beneficiaries, so that money goes where it is needed most
  • Citizen security: Regional and national strategies and institutions for improving citizen security need to identify and take the transparency and corruption angles into account in order to increase the prospects of being more effective
  • Joining forces: Particular attention needs to be given to support major initiatives like the Open Government Partnership, the Organization of American States processes, and the like, that encourage governments and institutions to be transparent, accountable and responsive to their citizens.

Poder Ciudadano
Argentina

Transparencia Bolivia
Bolivia

Amarribo
Brazil

Transparency International Canada
Canada

Chile Transparente
Chile

Transparencia por Colombia
Colombia

Participación Ciudadana
Dominican Republic

Fundación Nacional para el Desarrollo
El Salvador

Acción Ciudadana
Guatemala

Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc
Guyana

Asociación para una Sociedad Más Justa
Honduras

National Integrity Action
Jamaica

Transparencia Mexicana
Mexico

Grupo Cívico Ética y Transparencia
Nicaragua

Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Libertad Ciudadana
Panama

Proética
Peru

Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute
Trinidad and Tobago

Transparency International USA
United States

Uruguay Transparente
Uruguay

Transparencia Venezuela
Venezuela


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