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Many health professionals have gone on strike in Sri Lanka, though this has been suspended for a fortnight by court order. Other workers too are threatening industrial action if their pay is not raised to match the cost of living.
Christian leaders representing over 1 billion people from 170 nations have sent an Open Letter to heads of the G20, calling for urgent action on corruption and tax evasion.
World leaders need to act decisively and swiftly to end the shocking levels of corruption in global and national economies, say NGOs.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged governments to take a stand against corruption.
The UK should require the mining, oil and gas companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to reveal more about their global finances, says Christian Aid.
Christians around the world took to the streets to pray and ‘shine a light on corruption’ during the EXPOSED Week of Action.
NGOs are calling on government, financial institutions and church leaders to act decisively and quickly on corruption and the exclusion of the poor.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has invited its member churches to join a global call to action against corruption.
The IF campaign says developing countries lose some US$160 billion of tax revenues a year from multinationals shifting profits offshore before they can taxed.
The total cost of corruption in Afghanistan has increased over the past three years to $3.9 billion, according to a United Nations survey released on 7 February.