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On the Occasion of World Refugee Day UNHCR Shares Reflections from Key Stakeholders in BiH

Tuesday ,19 June 2012

SARAJEVO – On the Occasion of World Refugee Day UNHCR Shares Reflections from Key Stakeholders in BiH

World Refugee Day reminds all of us to do what we can to help people who need our protection. Protection is a human right. Many vulnerable families have lived for years in distressing conditions and urgently need protection and solutions. The country has an agreed strategy, and donors have pledged new funding – so now is the time for each of us to do our part to finally offer a better future for needy refugees, returnees and the displaced in BiH. – Andrew Mayne, UNHCR Representative to BiH

Download  full joint statement:World Refugee Day-Joint statement (1012)

Foreign Secretary on Bribery Act

Bribery is a modern day scourge on international trade. At a time when so many people are struggling through an economic downturn, bribery is a very real disease threatening our prosperity. It poses a serious challenge to the development of economies and contributes to market failure. It distorts competition, damages free enterprise and blights business. It stifles talent and innovation and kills entrepreneurship.  In many cases it is the poorest in society who are hit the hardest.

For business, bribery is a threat that needs to be actively managed, like fraud or embezzlement. Corruption adds up to 10% to the total cost of doing business globally, and up to 25% of the cost of procurement contracts in developing countries.

Doing business in corrupt markets has been found to add costs equivalent to a 20% tax on business. In 2010 and 2008, roughly a fifth of surveyed executives reported that they had been asked to pay a bribe, with a similar proportion reporting that they had lost business to a competitor who paid bribes.

Sixth Conference of the Ministers of Justice in BiH: Adopted the mid-term report of the CSOs

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