U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 12 May 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Joins Panel With British Prime Minister at Outset of First Plenary Session of Anti-Corruption Summit in London

Today’s topics: Secretary Kerry in London / Anti-Corruption Summit /

Anti-Corruption Summit 12 May 2016

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron listens to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on May 12, 2016, at Lancaster House in London, U.K., at the outset of the first plenary session of an anti-corruption summit meeting hosted by the British leader.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Joins British Prime Minister on Panel at Anti-Corruption Summit

12 May 2016 John Kerry Secretary of State Remarks at Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary in London  People are angry and the anger is going to grow unless we shut the doors and try to prove to people there’s a fairness that can be established in the system.

12 May 2016 Fact Sheet U.S. Commitments at the Global Anti-Corruption Summit  U.S. Secretary of State Kerry reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to combating corruption at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London this week. Heads of state from more than forty countries, multinational organizations, and civil society leaders joined together to make a clear statement: corruption drives political instability, erodes trust between citizens and government, cripples basic functions of state like security and justice, fuels violent extremism, and stifles economic prosperity and human rights. That is why the Administration has deepened its commitment to fiscal transparency and is reaffirming the effort to fight corruption at home and abroad.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

12 May 2016 John Kerry Secretary of State Remarks With Foreign Secretary Hammond After Their Meeting in London  “We want to make it clear that legitimate business, which is clear under the definition of the agreement, is available to banks. As long as they do their normal due diligence and know who they’re dealing with, they’re not going to be held to some undefined and inappropriate standard here” John Kerry.

12 May 2016 Communique Anti-Corruption Summit London 2016: Setting out a common approach to tackling corruption, as agreed by participating countries and, where appropriate, international organisations.( via gov.uk)

12 May 2016 Global Declaration Against Corruption The first ever global declaration against corruption announces leaders’ shared ambition to tackle corruption. ( via gov.uk)

12 May 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit: country statements Individual countries setting out the concrete actions they will take in order to tackle corruption.( via gov.uk)

Secretary Kerry’s London Trip, 10-12 May 2016

 

Secretary Kerry Delivers an Address to the Oxford Union Membership in the Debating Chamber
Secretary Kerry Delivers an Address to the Oxford Union Membership in the Debating Chamber

11 May 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks at Oxford Union  Secretary Kerry: “It isn’t a coincidence that the course of history has led so much of the modern world to settle on democracy. And no one put it better…than Winston Churchill…who called democracy the worst form of government there is – except for all the others”