World body looks to corporations to fight crime

04/24/2012 | Bloomberg Businessweek · Reuters

Governments in the developed world are slashing aid budgets, and so the United Nations is turning to corporations for help -- specifically, to fund anti-corruption programs that combat a $2.1 trillion global crime market paced by human trafficking, drug smuggling and identity theft. Illicit profits represent 3.6% of annual gross domestic product, tantamount to being one of the world's leading 20 economies, said Yury Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

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