The UN has estimated the global volume of bribes

MOSCOW, 10 Dec — RIA Novosti. According to the UN, the global economy annually loses $ 2.6 trillion in connection with corrupt activities, while the annual amount of bribes in the world is estimated at one trillion dollars.

“The annual volume of bribes in the world is estimated at one trillion dollars. While the global economy is losing an additional 2.6 trillion dollars due to corrupt practices. According to the UN development program (UNDP), in developing countries the losses due to corruption exceed the volume of official aid for development in 10 times”, — stated in the message on the website of the UN news centre.

According to the organization Transparency International, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in the corruption index is 131 in the world. This year, the UN Office on drugs and crime and UNDP have developed a joint campaign, which aims to understand how corruption affects education, health, justice and democracy, noted in a release.

The UN remind us that bribery is a serious crime that undermines social and economic development of any society, and no country, no region is immune from corruption.