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John Prendergast to Address UN Security Council in First-Ever Session on Nexus Between Corruption and Conflict

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John Prendergast to Address UN Security Council in First-Ever Session on Nexus Between Corruption and Conflict

Posted by Enough Team on September 6, 2018

The Sentry’s Co-Founder Joins UN Secretary-General Guterres in Historic Session as United States Takes the Council Presidency

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, September 10, the United Nations Security Council will hold its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, will be joining U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as one of the two featured speakers at the historic briefing.

Initiated by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as the United States takes up the rotating U.N. Security Council Presidency, the session will highlight the major role that corruption plays in fueling and extending conflict and instability, and undermining peace processes.

For press unable to attend, the hearing will be available for viewing on livestream.

What: U.N. Security Council Briefing on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Corruption and Conflict

When: Monday, September 10, 2018, 10 a.m. EDT

Where: U.N. Security Council, New York, NY



  • António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry; Founding Director, Enough Project

Interview availability: Mr. Prendergast will be available for selected media interviews. For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact: Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606, [email protected].


The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry’s partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of Not On Our Watch (NOOW) and the Enough Project. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic.

In less than two years, The Sentry has created hard-hitting reports and converted extensive research into a large volume of dossiers on individuals and entities connected to grand corruption, violence, or serious human rights abuses. The investigative team has turned those dossiers over to government regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world, as well as to compliance officers at the world’s largest banks.

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The Enough Project supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones. Together with its investigative initiative The Sentry, Enough counters armed groups, violent kleptocratic regimes, and their commercial partners that are sustained and enriched by corruption, criminal activity, and the trafficking of natural resources. By helping to create consequences for the major perpetrators and facilitators of atrocities and corruption, Enough seeks to build leverage in support of peace and good governance. Enough conducts research in conflict zones, engages governments and the private sector on potential policy solutions, and mobilizes public campaigns focused on peace, human rights, and breaking the links between war and illicit profit. Learn more – and join us – at