Webb says restoring integrity is everyone’s business

| 26/03/2014

(CNS): Taking part in the UCCI anti-corruption conference, local football boss and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb said it was time to forge a common agenda when it comes to integrity and transparency. Appointed as the VP of the world footballing body in the wake of its significant corruption scandals, Webb has been at the forefront of cleaning up the game and promoting diversity. Speaking about CONCACAF’s progress, he said it was built on new foundations and strong pillars of transparency, ethics and development. “Improving governance standards should be a priority for any organization,” said Webb.

“Without trust at every level, it is impossible to create a strong region like the one we are envisioning. The Caribbean region has diverse cultural, social and economic elements that, while positive in many respects, provide inherent difficulties. The real challenge of uniting nations that are in such different places is defining an integral regional vision of the future,” he said at the local conference.

Gratified by the warm welcome and support he said he had received throughout his travels, Webb expressed his commitment to enrich the region’s diversity, as wellas communicate core values and distinctive identities through sport.

“It is our task to make sure that we all work to restore the value of integrity, to ensure that we work for the love of society,” he noted. “This is our time to forge a common agenda, to build on solid foundations, and guarantee professional excellence”, he added.

Webb joined hundreds of guests, speakers, panellist and delegates at the the two-day conference, "Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality," which tackled various aspects of values and ethics, as they relate not only to the function of Caribbean governments and political parties, but also to the role of every institution – whether educational, religious, or social — across the region.

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