The United States has been a leader in the multinational effort to end bribery and corruption in international business practices, a campaign that has been supported by the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and other multilateral organizations and institutions.

In saluting the delegates at the Second Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, President Bush stated that increasing accountability and transparency in governance around the world is an important foreign policy objective for his Administration and that the United States is committed to support global anti-corruption initiatives.