Date: 9 December
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
Corruption is destroys everything in this world. It set backs countries economy, system and fair practices. It also affects one’s honesty or loyalty and even affects human rights. By considering all these UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003 designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day with an aim to raise people’s awareness of corruption and of the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it.
Actions and Programs
International Anti-Corruption Day is observed by political leaders, governments, legal bodies and different organizations and groups work together against corruption at different places. On this day events, programs, and activities are conducted at different places to give awareness against corruption and fraud in communities.
The message of this day is spread by different activities like essay competitions, speeches, posters and other materials, etc. on issues surrounding the topic of corruption.
An International campaign called “Your NO counts” created by the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to mark this day and raise awareness about corruption and how to fight it.
2016: United against corruption for development, peace and security
2015: Break the corruption chain
2014: Break the corruption chain