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Treasury to Host Event on Countering Corruption and Illicit Finance as Part of Summit for Democracy

WASHINGTON – As part of the 2023 Summit for Democracy, the Treasury Department will host an event highlighting anti-corruption work as a cornerstone of a fair, accountable, and democratic economy. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen will deliver opening remarks before a panel discussion on corruption with experts in the field, moderated by Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg.

In late 2021, the United States announced its first-ever whole-of government strategy to counter corruption, and has been implementing the strategy throughout 2022 and 2023. The event will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and international institutions to discuss the importance of countering corruption and illicit finance to defending democracy, upholding the rule of law, and ensuring an equal economic playing field.

The event is open to credentialed press and will also be livestreamed here.


Opening Remarks: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen

Panel Discussion:

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
  • Raja Kumar, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) President
  • H.E. Dan-Andrei Muraru, Ambassador of Romania to the United States of America
  • Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director of Global Financial Integrity
  • Concepción Verdugo Yepes, IMF Senior Economist

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 10:30 AM ET

WHERE: U.S. Department of the Treasury Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

Media interested in attending this event should RSVP to press@treasury.gov.