The petition or 'call' is an appeal from ordinary citizens to leaders of the most powerful nations (G20). It will be used in 2014 to influence G20 leaders to agree on anti-corruption action when they meet in Brisbane, Australia in November.
The petition asks decision makers from the G20 to take definite steps towards openness in financial transactions. This will help to stop bribery and tax avoidance.
Governments are already considering anti-corruption measures and we can encourage them to ensure tighter systems are in place to plug the holes in financial flows, making it harder for corrupt practices to flourish. The more we join together in speaking out to governments, the greater the impact we have.
If you are interested in learning about the specifics of our policy asks as a campaign, please get in touch: email@example.com.
"To G20 leaders
We call on you, as leaders of the worlds largest economies, to take
practical steps that promote greater transparency in the financial affairs of business, government and individuals.
We are concerned that the tax evasion activities of some multinational companies and individuals as well as the corrupt use of funds by government officials, are having adverse effects on the worlds poorest people.
Please increase the ability of citizens worldwide to hold their own governments to account for the revenue they receive from taxes and all other payments, helping to ensure that resources are shared fairly and all people have the opportunity to flourish."