|(3) The Mammon Prize for Outstanding Greed|
The Mammon Prize for Outstanding Greed
Expected launch in early 2015
The Mammon Prize is a non-profit corporation that operates exclusively for educational and public relation purposes. The Mammon Prize’s purpose is to identify, name and shame outstanding cases of greed in political and business context, at global level.
On a yearly basis the Mammon Prize brings to the attention of the public at large the year’s outrageous (“most outstanding”) example of financial voracity: people who exploit public trust to enrich themselves in money and power, beyond reasonable expectations. Upon public recognition the Mammon Prize Corp. hands out the year’s MPOG Award whose recipients, let them be members of the political, business and financial establishment, or their institutions, are identified utilizing public reports, social media channels, informal polling and the MPOG’s website.
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|Aceh: Paradise Rediscovered|
Posted: 1 February 2013
Can you think of a region so poor that income is less than one dollar a day per person: that has gone through a war against the central government for 30 years (1975-2005); that in 2004 was submerged by a tidal wave (the tsunami) that killed 170,000 people out of a total population of 3 million (in other words 1 person out of every 20); that was later submerged by an avalanche of assistance personnel that pushed local prices beyond what locals could afford?
Well, let me help you.
The Aceh peninsula of Northern Indonesia, along the strategic Malacca Straits, is where I went on mission yesterday, with a delicate task: to determine the extent of drug production (cannabis cultivation); trafficking (hashish and methamphetamine); the associated crime and violence; the health impact (including the spread of HIV because of drug-injection); and, above what can be done to put an end to all this through development.
|Disrupt criminal markets, not just the mafias High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on transnational organized crime|
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
In the past quarter century, organized crime has gone global. It has reached macro-economic and armed dimensions to become a threat to the stability of nations. The report on The Globalization of Crime issued today by my office (the UN Office on Drugs and Crime) provides the first comprehensive assessment of global crime markets: drugs, arms, modern slaves, illicit resources, counterfeits, as well as maritime piracy and cyber-crime.
The threat is not just economic. The threat is strategic, as criminals today can influence elections, politicians and the military – in one word, they buy power.
Some governments are unable to resist, as they lack the resourcess. Some others would be able to contain the problem, but show a benign neglect -- and I have in mind some rich nations.