Ethiopia Committed To AU, UN Conventions against Corruption: Ambassador Taye (December 11, 2020)

Addressing the High-level Meeting held under the theme “AU Silencing the Guns initiative – the role of illicit financial flows in fuelling instability in Africa”, Ambassador Taye Atskesellasie highlighted the destabilizing role of illicit financial flows.

He said “what we experienced in Ethiopia is a clash between greed and criminal interests of few, and the popular demand for accountability and distributive justice.”

Ambassador Taye underscored the critical need for capacity building in the fight against illicit financial flows and implementation of Silencing the Guns, while reiterating Ethiopia’s commitment to the AU and UN Conventions against corruption.

The meeting held with participation from the membership of the United Nations, representatives from the African Union, the private sector, civil society, academia and the UN system.

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