More than a trillion dollars is being siphoned out of developing countries every year. It's the biggest heist you've never heard of.

What happened at the G20 Brisbane Summit?

Leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful countries – known as the G20 – met in Brisbane, Australia, to discuss the challenges facing the global economy. Good progress was made in preparation for the summit, developing new standards and principles which G20 countries would adhere to. But leaders stopped halfway down the road and missed an opportunity to fully close the loopholes that allow corruption to flourish.

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Dear G20 leaders,

End the shady deals and money laundering that deprive developing countries of more than a trillion dollars every year.

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What is this scandal?

Extreme poverty has been halved in 20 years, and could be virtually wiped out by 2030. But progress is at risk because of the biggest heist the world has never heard of: The Trillion Dollar Scandal.

Our new report finds that the world’s developing countries are deprived of $1 trillion each year by criminals through money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement. It’s money that could be used to fund the fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger.

How can this change?

We need new global laws that will break the web of secrecy.

It takes many players – north and south of the equator, in government and in business – to enable corruption and money laundering. This is a global issue that needs a global fix.

The leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful countries – the G20 – are meeting in Australia this November to make decisions that will affect billions of lives. We need them to take urgent action in four areas:

  • Public information on who owns companies and trusts
  • Transparency of payments in the oil, gas and minerals sectors
  • Automatic exchange of tax information
  • Open government data so citizens can hold their leaders to account

What can you do?

Be part of the global exposé! Join nearly 6 million ONE members and tell G20 leaders to end the Trillion Dollar Scandal.

Right now, you can sign our petition asking G20 leaders to make new transparency laws to tackle global corruption when they meet in Australia this November.

There will be more actions you can take as the campaign builds so join ONE to stay informed and see the impact your voice has.