UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that annually the amount of bribes worldwide is $ 1 trillion, and corruption leads to a loss of almost $ 2.6 trillion. This became known from the message of the Secretary-General on the occasion of the International Day to Combat Corruption. A. Guterres urged to direct all possible forces to the fight against bribery, deceit, and fraud.
The politician noted that today corruption is a serious problem, flourishing in many countries, both in the poor and in the rich. He also stressed that the main “enemies” of the full-fledged sustainable development of the world economy are tax evasion, money laundering, and other financial frauds.
According to the head of the UN, the annual losses from corruption amount to at least $ 2.6 trillion, or 5% of world GDP.
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