|This year with the cooperation of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria is included as a partner in the dissemination of the Global Accountability Report 2008. According to the report many of the most influential corporate, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the world do not meet the expectations of the people. The document was published on 10 December 2008 by one of the leading think-tanks in the area of global government - One World Trust.
At a time when serious global challenges such as the credit crunch are devastating lives, businesses and economies across the globe, all thirty organisations in the report, which includes investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, failed to score over 80% when assessed against the think tanks accountability indicators – a level the One Wold Trust says indicates accountability reforms beyond the basic minimum. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) received the lowest overall score in the report with 32%, closely followed by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (33%), which promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and NATO (36%), which accounts for over 70% of the world's defence spending.
Global Accountability Report 2008
Press release (Adobe PDF, 1.3 MB, in English) at One World Trust website