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Transparency International mourns the loss of Amalia: she will always be missed and fondly remembered
05.10.2010

Transparency International mourns the loss of Amalia: she will always be missed and fondly remembered

Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International, a global movement against corruption wrote on behalf of the TI movement to extend sympathies and condolences on the untimely loss of Amalia - one of the most visible faces of the TI. "We all lost a friend but for the team at your Chapter this is beyond what any of us can express. We will all miss her. Please know that we are with you, the staff and your Board at this time." Warm and exciting condolence messages were sent to TIAC also by representatives of TI International Secretariat and members of the Board of Directors, as well as representatives of TI Chapters worldwide.


In memory of Amalia Kostanyan
04.10.2010

In memory of Amalia Kostanyan

"It was with shock, disbelief and deep sorrow that the members of the UNCAC Coalition learned of the untimely death of our dear friend and colleague Amalia Kostanyan. We will all remember Amalia for her dedicated and untiring work for transparency, justice, human rights and anti-corruption, at home and at global level. Amalia was one of the most active members of the UNCAC Coalition, much admired for her courage, commitment and resolute determination not to be deterred by obstacles along the way.


TIAC founder Amalia Kostanyan passed away
30.09.2010

TIAC founder Amalia Kostanyan passed away

It is with deep sorrow that we inform the passing away of Amalia Kostanyan, Chair of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center NGO on September 30, 2010. In 2000, together with her friends, who shared her views, Ms. Kostanyan established Center for Regional Development NGO, which became the accredited chapter of the Transparency International international movement in Armenia in October 2001.

Below is TI International Secretariat's Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Miklos Marschall's address to TI community.


NGOs voiced their concerns over government decision
10.09.2010

NGOs voiced their concerns over government decision

Sona Ayvazyan, Board Member of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center was among the speakers representing civil society at a press conference, convened at "Hayeli" Club on September 10, 2010. Participants in the press conference discussed the implications of the new unit, Oversight Inspectorate, set up inside the Ministry of Justice staff to oversee the legality of certain non-commercial organizations' activity.


Transparency International's 2009 Annual Report
10.08.2010

Transparency International's 2009 Annual Report

Corruption has no conscience. When allowed to spread, its corrosive effects destroy trust and fuel injustice, regardless of geography or sector. To counter this scourge, Transparency International (TI) works around the world fostering greater transparency and accountability in government and business, and empowering people to demand their rights. TI's latest Annual Report provides compelling evidence of how the global anti-corruption movement is making concrete gains against corruption throughout its over 90 chapters worldwide.


Facing a new decade
23.07.2010

Facing a new decade

Transparency International Anti-corruption Center (TIAC) marked its 10th anniversary with a General Meeting convened on July 23, 2010. The event brought together 15 members of the organization, its staff and proponents. The meeting was opened with welcome remarks, followed by presentation of the organization's biennial activity in the reporting period. Other items of the agenda included nomination for membership of the organization and voting for candidates, election of Board members and Chair, and discussion of the activities related to its 10th anniversary celebration and other issues.


TIAC remarks and suggestions on Ethics for Public Servants
20.07.2010

TIAC remarks and suggestions on Ethics for Public Servants

The Republic of Armenia Draft Law on Public Service, authored by the Armenian Government and adopted in its first reading on June 24, 2010, is subject to amendments. Considering this legislative initiative as an important positive step toward adoption of a unified system of public service concept in Armenia and more effective conflict of interest regulation in this sector, Transparency International Anti-corruption Center set out its remarks and suggestions on Chapter 6, "Ethics for Public Servants."


Towards a world free of corruption
05.07.2010

Towards a world free of corruption

Lena Nazaryan, Project Assistant of Transparency international Anti-corruption Center, attended Transparency International Summer School on Integrity in Vilnius from July 5 to 9, 2010. The school brought together over 65 young professionals from Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and United States of America to address the subject of corruption and fighting it.


Corruption still remains a major deterrent to the Armenia's democratic development
29.06.2010

Corruption still remains a major deterrent to the Armenia's democratic development

Released on June 29, 2010 by Freedom House, Nations in Transit 2010 studied democratic development in 29 countries from Central Europe to Eurasia. Armenia with a score of 5.39 is a semi-consolidated authoritarian regime. It fails to meet even the minimum standards of electoral democracy and efforts to combat widespread corruption are usually politically motivated.


A press conference to sum up one and half year activity of Yerevan, Shirak Marz and Lori Marz AACs
25.06.2010

A press conference to sum up one and half year activity of Yerevan, Shirak Marz and Lori Marz AACs

Project Manager Sona Ayvazyan, together with Project Coordinators Levon Barseghyan and Artur Sakunts presented the one and half year activity of Yerevan, Shirak Marz and Lori Marz Anti-corruption Advocacy and Assistance Centers during a press conference, convened at "Friday" Club on June 25, 2010. The "Establishment and Operation of AACs in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor" project by Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center in partnership with "Asparez" Journalists' Club and Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office was launched within the framework of USAID Mobilizing Action Against Corruption Activity, implemented by Casals and Associates, Inc. Armenia Branch.