Betrayed by the Guardians: The Human Toll of Corruption in Defence and Security

Wed 08th May 2024
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Corruption is a central barrier to building a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future for all. In the search for a better tomorrow, anti-corruption efforts need to be front and centre of multilateral solutions. However, there is no direct reference to corruption and its devastating impact on international peace and security in the UN’s Pact of the Future.

Join Transparency International Defence and Security on Wednesday 8 May, 15:00 GMT+1 / 17:00 EAT for our webinar ahead of the UN Civil Society Conference in Nairobi. Our session invites anti-corruption champions and peacebuilders from around the world to discuss how the upcoming UN Summit of the Future and its accompanying Pact of the Future can be a pathway to much-needed systemic change on how we view and address corruption in defence and security.

Sharing stories that show how corruption in defence and security impacts on people’s lives from our upcoming report, 'Betrayed by the Guardians: The Human Toll of Corruption in Defence and Security', our webinar will share new examples and perspectives on how corruption threatens international peace and security, and how the upcoming UN processes can accelerate progress to address this important issue.



  • Ara Marcen Naval is Senior Strategy Advisor for the Transparency International Defence and Security programme (Moderator)
  • Jacob Tetteh Ahuno joined Ghana Integrity Initiative, Transparency International's local chapter in Ghana, in 2015 as Programmes Officer

  • Ikram Afzali leads Integrity Watch, Transparency International's local chapter in Afghanistan 

  • Peggy Chukwuemeka, Executive Director, Parent-Child Intervention (PCIC) Nigeria

  • Najla Dowson-Zeidan, lead author of the publication